Ruminate on This

via Daily Prompt: Ruminate

 

Think on this. Meditate on it. Devour it. Dissect it.  Ruminate on each word and then you shall see the true meaning of the Lord’s Prayer revealed to you.

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer was the response to the question posed to Jesus as to how shall we pray? If you travel to Jerusalem and go up onto the Mount of Olives you can visit the gardens where this took place. You can also see this simple prayer translated into all of the languages of the world.  We took pictures of many of them and were amazed to think of all of the people who pray these words in their own tongue. (The one above is in Creole, one of the languages spoken in Haiti) This simple prayer is one prayed by the masses but how often is it prayed in rote? How often is it prayed without even thinking about the meaning of the words or why Jesus asked us to pray in this manner?

Today and in days to come I ask you to look once again at this prayer Jesus asked us to pray. I am not here to tell you what it means but just as one asking you to visit it again and to look at what it teaches you today.  God gave you these words for a reason. Ruminate on what that reason is. You will be enlightened.

 

God bless you. HUGZ2all

 

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Author: tbi479/survivor

Retired special education teacher who is diagnosed with a TBI. My focus is to share insights that I have gotten from going through the process and hoping to help others going through the same thing.

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