Hello there, dear friends,
Have you ever been in a situation when you wanted to pray, but you didn't know how or where to start? I was looking at the sunrise the other day and experienced this.
I have been a Christian for most of my life. As a young child, I was brought up in the teachings of the Anglican and Methodist churches. The religious rituals had a great impact on me during that time - they were so entrenched that they had became second nature. In times of angst, I would launch into the Lord's prayer without so much as a second thought.
Much has changed over the years. My faith, at times, has wavered. Often, I have been left with deep spiritual despondency. At other times, my heart has soared. Always, however, there have been unsaid prayers in my heart and the knowledge that our God is so faithful and ready to listen.
So, you can imagine my dismay when I really wanted to pray but couldn't remember how.
My memory was tweaked when I imagined the crowd asking Jesus how they should pray and how, at that sermon on the mount, He taught them...
It was a shock to me to realise that I had forgotten some of the words.
I wonder if there is anyone else who has experienced this... perhaps you, my friend, are one of them?
For this reason, I selected this beautiful sunrise photograph (taken from my home the other morning) and added the words of that beautiful prayer. "The Lord's Prayer" has never failed to encompass my many, hundreds of prayers. Perhaps it will bless you today, in the same way.
May the peace of God be with you today, dear friend.
Consider yourself hugged.