Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Lord's Prayer

From an unknown author on "the Lord's prayer;

"I cannot say our if I live only for myself in a spiritually watertight compartment, I cannot say Father if I do not endeavor each day to act like His child, I cannot say, who art in heaven if Iam laying up no treasure there, I cannot say hallowed be Thy name if I am not striving for holiness, I cannot say Thy kingdom come if I am not doing all in my power to hasten that wonderful event, I cannot say Thy will be done if I am disobedient to His Word, I cannot say in earth as it is in heaven if I'll not serve Him here and now, I cannot say give us this day our daily bread if I am dishonest or if I am seeking things by subterfuge, I cannot say forgive us our debts if I harbor a grudge against anyone, I cannot say lead us not into temptation if I deliberately place myself in its path, I cannot say deliver us from evil if I do not put on the whole armor of God, I cannot say Thine is the kingdom if I do not give to the King the loyalty due Him as a faithful subject, I cannot attribute to Him the power if I fear what men may do, I cannot ascribe to Him the glory if I'm seeking honor only for myself, and I cannot say forever if the horizon of my life is bounded
completely by time."