Food For Thought
The following is from the most recent Holy Nemesis podcast regarding the text for this week, Luke 11.1-13 and Jesus’ teaching of the Lord’s Prayer. You can hear other reflections at holynemesis.com.
The text is, perhaps, one of the best known portions of scripture. We recite the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus teaches his disciples every Sunday. What may surprise you in hearing Luke’s rendition of the prayer is recognizing that it is a pithy version of what we actually pray today. Nevertheless, the main elements are there. God’s name is confessed holy. The in-breaking of the kingdom is alluded to. Daily bread is requested. We ask for forgiveness while we also seek to forgive. And we pray for protection from trials and tribulations.
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