Category Archives: Lord’s Prayer

“THE JESUS WAY, PART 5: PRAYING” (min msg)

“The Jesus Way” is the Lutheran Outdoor Ministry theme for 2016. Here is my min msg on “PRAYING.” “‘And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at … Continue reading

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So, you’ve decided to be evil? REALLY?

While researching the Lord’s Prayer in 2008, I found a website that grabbed my attention titled: “So, You’ve decided to be evil.” (http://evil-guide.tripod.com – I’ve decided this website is a farce). This guide has everything you wanted to know about being evil – … Continue reading

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Daily Bread Amidst Our Troubles

What does it mean when we pray, “Give us this day our daily bread?” Luther took ‘daily bread’ to mean all of life’s necessities, including food and clothing, work, and family members, good government and even shoes.  As I write … Continue reading

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Even the Church gets Tempted

When we pray, “Lead us not into temptation” I bet most of us think about the temptations we face in our everyday lives. It is not Lent now, but often during Lent I think of this part of the prayer in particular … Continue reading

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No, it is not ok. But I forgive you.

Peter asked Jesus how many times he must forgive, “Seven times?” Jesus replied, “Not, seven, but seventy-seven times” (Matthew 18:21-22). We have a tendency in our culture that when someone does wrong to us to do one of two things … Continue reading

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A Battle of Wills

We pray, “Thy will be done,” but do we really mean it? Really? Do we want God’s will to be done, rather than our own? I have a good sense of what I believe to be right and wrong, and … Continue reading

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Praying for the Kingdom of God

I was at a Christian rock concert a few years ago and between songs the lead singer said, “Ok everybody let’s bring in the kingdom as we sing tonight.” I looked at my friend with a puzzled look. We pray “thy … Continue reading

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