Last night, my wife and I got some lovely Starbucks. Ahh, refreshing…sorry, I digress. After that, I decided to go to Hastings, our local bookstore/video store/game store. We were looking at kids music for preschoolers (where my wife works). I saw this book about kids first prayers. Here was The Lord’s Prayer (paraphrased).
Dear Father, We love you! We want to make you happy. Thank you for giving us everything we need. Please take care of us today. We’re sorry when we don’t listen to you. Help us to love one another! You are wonderful, God! Amen.
Now, that doesn’t sound at all like this, now does it?
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 and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.