The Trap In Jesus’ Prayer

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One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” (Luke:11)

Then Jesus taught them this prayer:

“Our Father in Heaven, Holy be thy name, Thy Kingdom come, on Earth as it is in Heaven, Give us today our daily bread, FORGIVE US OUR SINS AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN AGAINST US, Do not bring us to the test, but deliver us from all evil”.

Even though Jesus taught this prayer with the right intention of us forgiving those whom we need to and then recite this prayer, millions of people without realizing that, is like pray everyday that “GOD FORGIVE US EXACTLY TO THE EXTEND TO WHICH WE FORGIVE OTHERS”. 

So we mean to say that in our prayer “IF WE HAVEN’T FORGIVEN SOMEONE, GOD DON’T FORGIVE US TOO”.

Here it’s not the question of our prayer being answered the way the recite. But it’s a question of the power of words. Every word that comes out of our mouth and or our mind has a lots of energy attached to it and words are very powerful and we need to be very careful in using the.

Peace and love,

Sanoj

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9 responses to “The Trap In Jesus’ Prayer

  1. Interesting–it’s a line I’ve always found extremely challenging for the very reason you suggest. I think few people realize quite what they’re promising when they say it! Like most ideas in a life of faith, this one little sentence requires a great deal of commitment and attention if we expect to adhere to its meaning.

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  3. You have a point here. I believe words are truly powerful and it’s like faith being sent out into the spiritual world. However, in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, the seeds that fell along the wayside (and didn’t even start growing) were compared to words that were not understood. I think for words to effect us, good or bad, we have to know what we’re saying. We have to have some level of understanding. That being said, I have always understood when I said that prayer that I meant God would forgive me just as I forgave others. That’s why I take forgiving others seriously.

    Thanks for your thoughts on this prayer. -Tabitha

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