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Prayer focus: Overcoming our familiarity

New translations can help us see fresh truths in the Lord's Prayer, writes Janice Tindale

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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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