Sunday, November 12, 2006

We Have This Moment Today...

Take the blues of the skies and the greens of the forests;
The golds and the browns of the freshly mown hay...
The pale shades of spring and the circus of autumn,
and weave you a lovely today.

We have this moment to hold in our hands
and to touch as it slips through our fingers like sand
Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come,
but we have this moment today.

—© The Gaithers -- abridged

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Our Father in Heaven...

"Our Father in Heaven, we hallow Thy Name;
May Thy kingdom holy on earth be the same;
O give to us daily our portion of bread;
It is from Thy bounty that all must be fed.

Forgive our transgressions, and teach us to know
That humble compassion which pardons each foe;
Keep us from temptation, from evil and sin,
And Thine be the glory, forever! Amen!"

“And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” —Luke 11:1

“After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
—Matthew 6:9-13