Prayer focus: Overcoming our familiarity
New translations can help us see fresh truths in the Lord's Prayer, writes Janice Tindale
FAMILIARITY WITH THE LORD'S PRAYER means that, when we begin to use it, the prayer can flow from us and barely touch our minds. However, a new translation such as the school children's version in this issue's worship pages can surprise us and bring a fresh understanding.
We all pray differently. I visualise the power of God whenever I see a beach on a stormy day or after a high tide, swept clean and purified by the salty water. I know that I am swept clean from my sins and then I understand that I too must forgive and let go of hurts.
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