God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Monday, April 11, 2011

For Yours is the Kingdom

Lent with the Lord's Prayer

When you pray the Lord’s Prayer do you sometimes get the lost in the middle, forgetting the words or lose your place but then you hear or say: “For yours is the kingdom,” and you know where you are, you are coming to the end, you are coming home. For yours is the kingdom signals the rhythm that heads us for home.

There is a rhythm to this prayer. We begin with God, our father, our mother, our parent, holy is your name, your community, your family, your beautiful creation, may this home be as you want it, dream it, create it. Then we move into the new rhythm of asking for what is needed to live life fully. Give us, the family of God, this meal and every meal. Forgive us what we owe to others and forgive those we owe. Forgive and be forgiven. Bring us not to trial and temptation and keep us from suffering. The circles come around, come back around to God. Having shared our heart, we turn again to God.

For yours is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
forever. Amen

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