Praynlady's Blessings & Other Fun Stuff: CHOICE EMAIL OF THE WEEK

Friday, July 29, 2005

CHOICE EMAIL OF THE WEEK

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Rather cleverly done. This is in two parts, the prayer (in blue type) and GOD (in red type) in response.

Our Father Who Art In Heaven.
Yes?
Don't interrupt me. I'm praying.
But -- you called ME!
Called you? No, I didn't call you. I'm praying.
Our Father who art in Heaven.

There -- you did it again!
Did what?
Called ME.
You said, "Our Father who art in Heaven"
Well, here I am. What's on your mind?

But I didn't mean anything by it.
I was, you know, just saying my prayers for the day.
I always say the Lord's Prayer. It makes me feel good,
kind of like fulfilling a duty.

Well, all right. Go on.
Okay, Hallowed be thy name . .
Hold it right there. What do you mean by that?
By what?
By "Hallowed be thy name"?
It means, it means. Good grief,
I don't know what it means. How in the world should I know?
It's just a part of the prayer. By the way, what does it mean?

It means honored, holy, wonderful.
Hey, that makes sense.
I never thought about what 'hallowed' meant before.
Thanks.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

Do you really mean that?
Sure, why not?
What are you doing about it?
Doing? Why, nothing, I guess.
I just think it would be kind of neat if you got control
of everything down here like you have up there.
We're kinda in a mess down here you know.

Yes, I know; but, have I got control of you?
Well, I go to church.
That isn't what I asked you.
What about your bad temper?
You've really got a problem there, you know.
And then there's the way you spend your money --
all on yourself.
And what about the kind of books you read?

Now hold on just a minute! Stop picking on me!
I'm just as good as some of the rest of those people at church!

Excuse ME.
I thought you were praying for my will to be done.
If that is to happen, it will have to start with the ones
who are praying for it. Like you -- for example.

Oh, all right. I guess I do have some hang-ups. Now that you mention it,I could probably name some others.
So could I.
I haven't thought about it very much until now,
but I really would like to cut out some of those things.
I would like to, you know, be really free.

Good.
Now we're getting somewhere .We'll work together -- You and ME.
I'm proud of You.

Look, Lord, if you don't mind, I need to finish up here.
This is taking a lot longer than it usually does. Give us this day our daily bread.

You need to cut out the bread. You're overweight as it is.
Hey, wait a minute! What is this? Here I was doing my religious duty,
and all of a sudden you break in and remind me of all my hang-ups.

Praying is a dangerous thing. You just might get what you ask for.
Remember, you called ME -- and here I am. It's too late to stop now.
Keep praying.
( . pause . ) Well, go on.
I'm scared to.
Scared? Of what?
I know what you'll say.
Try ME.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
What about Ann?
See? I knew it!
I knew you would bring her up!
Why, Lord, she's told lies about me, spread stories.
She never paid back the money she owes me. I've sworn to get even with her!

But -- your prayer -- What about your prayer?
I didn't -- mean it.
Well, at least you're honest. But, it's quite a load carrying around all that bitterness
and resentment isn't it?

Yes, but I'll feel better as soon as I get even with her.
Boy, have I got some plans for her. She'll wish she had never been born.

No, you won't feel any better. You'll feel worse.
Revenge isn't sweet. You know how unhappy you are --
Well, I can change that.

You can? How?
Forgive Ann.
Then, I'll forgive you; And the hate and the sin, will be Ann's problem -- not yours.
You will have settled the problem as far as you are concerned.

Oh, you know, you're right. You always are.
And more than I want revenge, I want to be right with You . . (sigh).
All right . all right . . I forgive her.

There now!
Wonderful!
How do you feel?

Hmmmm. Well, not bad. Not bad at all! In fact, I feel pretty great!
You know, I don't think I'll go to bed uptight tonight.
I haven't been getting much rest, you know.

Yeah, I know.
But, you're not through with your prayer are you? Go on.

Oh, all right.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Good! Good! I'll do that. Just don't put yourself in a place
where you can be tempted.

What do you mean by that?
You know what I mean.
Yeah. I know.
Okay.
Go ahead. Finish your prayer.

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

Do you know what would bring me glory - - What would really make me happy?
No, but I'd like to know. I want to please you now.
I've really made a mess of things. I want to truly follow you.
I can see now how great that would be. So, tell me . . .
How do I make you happy?

YOU just did.


Comments:
Cute, buy you should not feel free to dessicrate sacred text. Certainly this type of interpretation is what is letting homos marry and other ills.

You should print the prayer as stated, for that is something we all should be reminded of.

God Bless.
fm
 
Howdy fm, I am glad you came by. I apologise if this email in anyway offended you. I post on my blog what I find interesting, funny, things in my life (feel free to check out some of my previous monthly posts) and what I am doing in my daily walk with Christ. I found this to be a very uplifting version of the scripture. Like a conversation with God. I believe it puts into plain text what those who are not "theologists" are hoping to find in a way they can understand. The author (I do not know who) simply put it into an easy to read conversation with God. I liked that. It was not my intention to, nor do I believe that I did, dessicrate Gods word. I also do not believe that this in any way has an affect on homosexual marriages. (which I do not believe in)! Any one can take written word and change it to mean what they want. (As some religions have done) I am truly glad you came to my blog and I hope you went a little further back as I have been on vacation for several weeks and was really just looking for some filler material until I had my schedule back on track. Please feel free to come back anytime as I value others opinions. As I laughingly and lovingly tell my parents, I may not always agree with their opinion but I will ALWAYS listen to them.
God Bless
 
I loved this post and even copied it onto my computer and may well post it on my own blog, with suitable acknowledgement of course!
I think it prompts people to think and consider their faith a bit more deeply and sincerely, and I don't think it in any way risrespects or undermines scripture. I like your site and have added it to my favourites.
If you like other people's blogs mine is holtpress.blogspot.com

I'm sorry to hear about your husband's death. Take care and God bless you.
 
I am glad to know you! thanks for adding me to your favorites. that makes me feel as if someone is actually listening to my ramblings. I am sorry if I mislead anyone in anyway but it was my son who passed away. My husband is still alive and kicking. With vim and vigor, I might add! hehe
Come back anytime. God Bless.
 
Sorry that was an assumption on my part when I read your post about Ian dying. Glad to hear that your husband is alive and well!
I love blogging and my list of blogs to keep an eye on keeps growing!! A friend of mine put me onto it when she got married and moved to Sydney.I got my Dad into it which is a buzz.There's plenty of strange blogs but it's nice to find the gems amongst the rubble.
 
No problem. I love blogging as well and as I am recouperating from surgeries, I spend hours here at the old desk, just plugging away at the keyboard and meeting new people. I have found some deviants (hehe) but for the most part, I love reading other ones. Thanks again. Colleen
 
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