Tags pointing to:  Pater Noster (3 found)

Were is Heaven?

Much has been written about the first line in the Lord’s Prayer. Here’s my two cents worth. Our Father who art in heaven… Heaven is not heaven because it is the only place holy enough for God. Heaven is heaven because that is where God is. Where God is, there is heaven. So where is […]

Forgiveness

I have been thinking lately about forgiveness. I pause when I get to the line in the Lord’s Prayer, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” I wonder about past hurts. I have prayed for help to forgive. Only by grace can I forgive. I say the words, “I forgive.” […]

On Praying the Lord’s Prayer

The Our Father is to prayer what Christ is to humanity. (Simone Weil) A couple weeks ago, I discovered by accident(?) this marvelous book in the back a small gift shop, The Prayer of Fire: Experiencing the Lord’s Prayer by Lorraine Kisly. As a blurb on the back cover says, “This is a book on prayer […]