By Debra Torres
My daughter came home from church a few weeks back with a puzzle she had colored and cut out. Presenting me with a baggie filled with the little pieces, she asked for help.
As she and I put the puzzle together, I realized that the pieces were made up of sections of the Lord’s Prayer.
“Hallowed be they name,” was colored in red. “Give us this day our daily bread,” was blue. And, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” was green.
As we worked on the puzzle, a pang shot through me as I realized that I had never taught the prayer to her.
Growing up, my mother raised my brother and me in the Catholic Church. As I made my way through my first Communion, religious education classes and my Confirmation, the “Our Father” or the “Lord’s Prayer” was ingrained in my memory.
I remember my mother sitting at my bed praying through the rosary with me. My rosary had two different sizes of pale pink beads and touching each small one, we would recite the “Hail Mary” prayer. After the tenth bead was a large one, and it was time for the “Our Father.”
After becoming an evangelical Christian in my teens ...
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Who is God? God gave us so many insights on life and Christian living when he gave us the Lord's Prayer. "Teach us to pray," the disciples asked. Jesus did that and much more.
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