Essays, poems and Stories of an African-American

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Prayer Series 2: Our Father, a discussion on the meaning of this prayer by Thomas Rogers Muyunga Mukasa


Our Father....
This is a prayer that Jesus Christ taught us. In doing so, He was opening up our eyes and pointing us towards what deeds we needed to do in order to feel fulfilled. It would enable divest from us any semblance of selfishness, hypocrisy and ill-will.
Our Father; we are called to say out His (His-Her) name, call on Him (Him-Her) and be the children, daughter and son. We seek our Father ( Father-Mother) by clearly addressing Him (Him-Her) to get His (His-Her) attention. This Father is also a Mother. What we are in essence acknowledging is a Father-Mother figure! A source!
Who art in Heaven; we are encouraged to acknowledge that He (He-She) resides in an abode that is magnificent and that there is our home too.
Hallowed be thy name; this is a humble step that puts us in a position in which we are bowed and kneeling.
Your Kingdom come; this is a belief statement and part plea bargain.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven; our Father’s (Father's-Mother's) will is for us to be subjects who partake of His (His-Her) Kingdom. We are co-creators and co-workers in ensuring that all understand and contribute in this Kingdom and kind-dome! Like in Biology, we have two forms of Kingdoms: Plant and animal Kingdoms. In the spiritual cosmos, we are kind-domes!
Forgive us our trespasses; Forgiven first by our Father (Father-Mother) gets us in His (His-Her) presence.
As we forgive those who trespass against us; we should also not hold grudges.
Lead us not into temptation; be our guide to you.
And deliver us from all evil; not only are you our guide but our sole protector too.
I am always humbled by the love of Christ. Christ gave us every morsel and grand gift He could from heaven. He knew the entire goings on and was faultless. He devised all the plans for our salvation after our fall. He left us a letter that we should read, lead others to read and empower many still in deed to put its words into action. This letter was a deed to fulfill our needs.

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