Every human being is created by God. God is the common bond of all humanity. We are members of the human family. We are all loved by God. Are we aware that God loves the beggar, the criminal, the disabled, the social outcasts as much as He loves us? How do we honour God in the way we treat other people? Do we focus more on differences than on the common bond of Divine Love that makes us all children of our Divine Father?
Who is in Heaven
We know that God is omnipresent. He is here on earth, with us and within us. He is also in Heaven and everywhere in the Universe. By declaring that He lives in Heaven, we affirm that God occupies a supreme position in the Universe that transcends the physical realm of the Earth we live in.
Hallowed be your name.
To hallow is to declare holy and to revere. When we revere God, we declare our love and adoration for Him. Our Lord asks us to revere God, to love Him because He wants to be loved. By revering God, we enter an intimate relationship with God. We have a personal relationship with God. It’s what God wants.
Your Kingdom come, on earth as it is in Heaven.
The Kingdom of God refers to the spiritual reign and authority of God throughout the Universe. We acknowledge that God’s authority and reign prevail through His will, which is always for our highest good. We ask for God’s will to be established here on earth, through people who understand the principles of the Kingdom of God. May love, peace, harmony and justice prevail on earth as in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
We express our awareness of the material needs of all mankind. We acknowledge that there is poverty and suffering. We join with all people praying for our needs and theirs to be met.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us
We recognize our own limitations and shortcomings and ask God to forgive us. When we experience the joy and freedom that comes from forgiveness, we desire the same for those who have wronged us. We release them from our anger or desire for revenge through our forgiveness.
Save us from the time of trial
We ask for mercy and grace to face the challenges of daily living. God’s saving grace and mercy enable us to stand in God’s strength so that we preserve our integrity as followers of His Kingdom principles.
Yours is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory, forever
God will prevail in all circumstances and He will never fail us. We end our prayer where we started – with adoration and praise for God’s supremacy for all eternity. We are comforted knowing that God will never change. He truly is to be glorified!
Christ in us, the hope of glory. That’s why glory matters!