Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Lord's Prayer

A couple of weeks ago, my kids brought home their weekly handout from their class at church. Usually they have a memory verse each week, but this time they had to learn The Lord's Prayer. I thought that was great since I try to learn along with them.

We had a whole week to learn this and I thought I had the advantage over them because I could just sing that old 60's version by that singing nun. Anyone remember that?

Well, the week went by pretty quickly and we had put our memorizing aside day after day until... Saturday. We went over and over The Lord's Prayer. Saying it out loud, saying it together. I even looked up the video for that old song on YouTube. I thought there was no hope. None for me and my son anyway.

My Baby Girl, who's only 7, memorized it right away and was the only one who could recite it the next morning at church. And she was the youngest!... in her class AND at home. I think she has this photographic memory or something. And with the promise of a pizza party when everyone in their class memorized it, my Baby Boy learned it by the next Sunday.

Me? I finally got it. No pizza though, and I still mess up a line here or there. But when I don't know the right words, I have my kids to remind me. They are so excited to learn and memorize the Bible. We now know the Ten Commandments, The Lord's Prayer, and we are working on the books of the Bible.

We also attended a class at our church last week before service. My kids have to sit in with me and I thought they would be bored, but they sat there looking up the verses in their own Bibles. They love to learn. It's such a joy to watch my kids grow in the Lord!

So, in case you're like us and never learned The Lord's Prayer.... here's your chance.

The Lord's Prayer
Luke 11: 2-4

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

Hide God's Word in your heart!
~Psalm 119:11 

It's a lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your path.
~Psalm 119: 105

Thanks for reading and God bless!
Mary Ann :)

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