Unpacking the Lord’s Prayer – A Blogger’s View

by Christine Sine

This version of The Lord’s Prayer was written by vintage blogger Andrew Jones way back in 2002. However I feel there is still a lot that makes it worth adding to our series for all of us to meditate on… not just if we are bloggers.

Our Father who lives above and beyond the dimension of the internet,

Give us this day a life worth blogging,

The access to words and images that express our journey with passion and integrity,

And a secure connection to publish your daily mercies.

Your Kingdom come into new spaces today,

As we make known your mysteries,

Posting by posting,

Blog by blog.

Give this day,

The same ability to those less privileged,

Whose lives speak louder than ours,

Whose sacrifice is greater,

Whose stories will last longer.

Forgive us our sins,For blog-rolling strangers and pretending they are friends,

For counting unique visitors but not noticing unique people,

For delighting in the thousands of hits but ignoring the ONE who returns,

For luring viewers but sending them away empty handed,

For updating daily but repenting weekly.

As we forgive those who trespass on our sites to appropriate our thoughts without reference,

Our images without approval,

Our ideas without linking back to us.

Lead us not into the temptation to sell out our congregation,

To see people as links and not as lives,

To make our blogs look better than our actual story.

But deliver us from the evil of pimping ourselves instead of pointing to you,

From turning our guests into consumers of someone else’s products,

From infatuation over the toys of technology,

From idolatry over technology

From fame before our time has come.

For Yours is the power to guide the destinies behind the web logs,

To bring hurting people into the sanctuaries of our sites,

To give us the stickiness to follow you, no matter who is watching or reading.

Yours is the glory that makes people second look our sites and our lives,

Yours is the heavy ambience,

For ever and ever,

Amen

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Herbert B Orr February 15, 2020 - 8:44 am

I like his statement that he asks for “daily mercies” Lamentations 3 v 22 and the moment that I awaken a song comes into my mind.
“mysteries” Colossians 1 vs 26-27:”The mysteries that was hidden for ages generations: the knowledge of our eternal life inside of us : It’s Christ in you the hope of glory:” the hope revealed in our heart: “the hope of glory.” Mysteries now revealed.”
Infatuation over toys of technology.: Everywhere I go I see people, even kids 4 yr old who are engrossed in their smart phones! I would like to converse with some of them but they will not look at me so I cannot begin to talk to them.

The only ones I can talk to are the old people. Especially, to those who wear a cap that they are US veterans. I thank them for their service and ask them where they were stationed.

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