Yogananda on the Lords Prayer


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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. Amen
O Heavenly Father, Mother, Friend, Beloved God, may the halo of Thy presence spread
over all minds.
May the kingdom of matter-worship be changed into worship of Thee. Because we
cannot truly love anything without Thee, may we learn to love Thee first and above all.
May the heavenly kingdom of bliss which is in Thy Spirit, manifest itself in all its divine
qualities on earth, and may all lands be made free from limitations, imperfections, and
miseries. Let Thy kingdom, which is within, manifest itself without.
Father, leave us not in the pit of temptations, wherein we fell through our misuse of Thy
gift of reason. When we are freer and stronger-if it be Thy wish to test us, to see if we
love Thee more than temptation - then, Father, make Thyself more tempting than
temptation. Father, if it be Thy desire to test us, help us that our wills grow strong to meet
Thy tests.
Give us our daily bread: food, health, and prosperity for the body, efficiency for the mind,
and above all, Thy wisdom and Thy love for our souls. Teach us to deliver ourselves,
with Thy help, from the meshes of ignorance woven by our own carelessness.
an interesting take on the Lords Prayer.
Namaste G2G,

Our church says leave us not in temptation.

Similar to his 'leave us not in the pit of temptations'

I don't know the origin is, but the thought is G!d wouldn't lead us there anyway, so the prayer is to not leave us there...

Teach us to deliver ourselves.... that also is in line with my thinking.

and let thy kingdom within, manifest without...

lots of good stuff...