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June 19, 2022 - Lord's Prayer

June 19, 2022 - Lord's Prayer

I had this one all ready and goofed when I published it. I will do my best to re-write what I had. So sorry.

The Lord's Prayer is something that comes up every week in church. There are some versions that are more popular and there are other version which use different language to reflect the different realities. I want to invite you to think about the prayer using colours.

In church, we had 8 different coloured pieces of ribbon: blue, white/silver, purple, green, yellow, red, orange, gold. Tie the ribbons together after each piece is said or read.

Blue is the colour of our parents: Our Father/Mother who art in heaven. God loves us very much and some people like to think of God as mother/father.

White or silver represents holiness. Hallowed be thy name. We believe that God deserves our respect and worship and so we see God as holy.

Purple is a majestic colour: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done. God wants us to work hard at making the world we live in a heavenly place, full of love, laughter, peace, and music.

Green is the colour of the earth: On Earth as it is inheaven. We have a responsibility to care for the planet.

Yellow reminds us of wheat: Give us this day our daily bread. Every time we eat food we remember not only how God was involved in the making of our food but all the thousands of people who worked hard to bring bread to our table.

Red is the clour of love: Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who tresspass against us. By trusting in God's love, we find forgiveness and the ability to forgive others.

Orange stands for temptation: And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from eveil. Sometimes we are tempted to do things that are bad for ourselves and those around us. When we are tempted to make a bad decision, we can ask God for help, strength, and courage to make a good choice instead.

Gold reminds us of God's love where everyone has a place: For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. In God's love everyone is valued, cherished, and loved.

Do this over multiple days. Learn the prayer and think about how each colour represents part of your day, your week, or whatever. At the end of each week, tie the ribbons together. Prayer comes in different shapes, size, and languages - we all have our own way of speaking to God- but when we join our prayers to others, we are united in a beautiful dipaly of faith and hope.

If you don't have ribbons, consider taking alook at the colouring page for this week here.

 

Peace and love,

Michelle

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Michelle McConkey

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