I was brought up Roman Catholic and have said my share of Our Fathers, Hail Marys and Glory Bes prior to praying a personal prayer of reconciliation in Jesus name.
I have prayed in Latin and in English.
I have prayed out of fear; out of desperation; out of obligation.
Somewhere along the line I just started to turn my thoughts towards God and found He was listening.
I put down the prayer book and the Rosary and had a real conversation with the one Jesus said was Ours.
While recently reading Matthew in the Message I fell in love with the Our Father that I had banished for many years.
After reading and meditating on it I have to say I give it five stars.
I found myself guided by it to ask God:
Bring your world into my world
Act on my best interest
Keep me fed, forgiven and open hearted; from evil, from spite
Read it for yourself in Matthew chapter 6:
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what’s best—
as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You’re in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You’re ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.
Five treasures in one prayer.
The Our Father is back on the menu.
Sister Serafina would be proud.