Our Father

On Geekz2Men, my friend Robby Butler of TheMissionNetwork suggested praying the Lord’s prayer daily, in our own words, to gain a better understanding of what Fatherhood and Manhood are. Here’s what I came up with, with a little help from Chris Hahn.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Please, continue to redeem the name of Father!

Establish Your legitimate dominion here among us now
that we on earth may experience your Fatherhood
so as to every day fully embody your will, as Christ and angels do

Please provide for our needs of the present.
Release us from the guilt of our past, as we release our grievances
Save us from trying to control our own future
Help us to trust you, and not the Evil one, to answer the cries of our

For our only security lies in surrendering to your authority
Our only hope is in your power
And our only joy is in bringing honor to you

And we are immensely excited that it will always be so.