The Lord's Prayer

THE LORD'S PRAYER

Rather cleverly done.This is in two parts, the prayer and GOD in response.
It is very, very good.
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Person: Our Father Who Art In Heaven.
 

God: Yes?
 

Person: Don't interrupt me. I'm praying.
 

God: But -- you called ME!
 

Person: Called you? No, I didn't call you. I'm praying. Our Father who art in Heaven.
 

God: There -- you did it again!
 

Person: Did what?
 

God: Called ME. You said, "Our Father who art in Heaven" Well, here I am. What's on your mind?
 

Person: But I didn't mean anything by it. I was, you know, just saying my prayers for the day. I always say the Lord's Prayer. It makes me feel good, kind of like fulfilling a duty.
 

God: Well, all right. Go on.
 

Person: Okay, Hallowed be thy name . 

God: Hold it right there. What do you mean by that?
 

Person: By what?
 

God: By "Hallowed be thy name"?
 

Person: It means, it means . . good grief,  I don't know what it means. How in the world should I know? It's just a part of the prayer. By the way, what does it mean?
 

God: It means honored, holy, wonderful.
 

Person: Hey, that makes sense. I never thought about what 'hallowed' meant before. Thanks.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
 

God: Do you really mean that?
 

Person: Sure, why not?
 

God: What are you doing about it?
 

Person: Doing? Why, nothing, I guess. I just think it would be kind of neat if you got
control, of everything down here like you have up there. We're kinda in a mess down here you know.
 

God: Yes, I know; but, have I got control of you?
 

Person: Well, I go to church.
 

God: That isn't what I asked you. What about your bad temper? You've really got a problem there, you know.
And then there's the way you spend your money -- all on yourself.
And what about the kind of books you read ?

Person: Now hold on just a minute! Stop picking on me! I'm just as good as some of the rest of those people at church!
 

God: Excuse ME. I thought you were praying for my will to be done. If that is to happen,
it will have to start with the ones who are praying for it. Like you -- for example ..
 

Person: Oh, all right. I guess I do have some hang-ups.
 

God: Now that you mention it, I could probably name some others.
 

Person: So could I. I haven't t hought about it very much until now, but I really would like to cut out some of those things. I would like to, you know, be really free.
 

God: Good. Now we're getting somewhere.We'll work together -- You and ME.
I'm proud of You.
 

Person: Look, Lord, if you don't mind, I need to finish up here. This is taking a lot longer than it usually does.
Give us this day, our daily bread.
 

God: You need to cut out the bread. You're overweight as it is.
 

Person: Hey, wait a minute! What is this? Here I was doing my religious duty,
and all of a sudden you break in and remind me of all my hang-ups.
 

God: Praying is a dangerous thing. You just might get what you ask for.
Remember, you called ME -- and here I am. It's too late to stop now.
Keep praying.  ( . pause . . )
Well, go on.
 

Person: I'm scared to.
 

God: Scared? Of what?
 

Person: I know what you'll say.
 

God: Try ME.
 

Person: Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
 

God: What about Ann?
 

Person: See? I knew it! I knew you would bring her up!
 

Person: Why, Lord, she's told lies about me, spread stories. She never paid back the money she owes me. I've sworn to get even with her!
 

God: But -- your prayer --
 

Person: What about your prayer? I didn't -- mean it.
 

God: Well, at least you're honest. But, it's quite a load carrying around all that bitterness
and resentment isn't it?
 

Person: Yes, but I'll feel better as soon as I get even with her. Boy, have I got some plans for her. She'll wish she had never been born.
 

God: No, you won't feel any better. You'll feel worse. Revenge isn't sweet. You know how unhappy you are -- Well, I can change that.
 

Person: You can? How?
 

God: Forgive Ann. Then, I'll forgive you; And the hate and the sin, will be Ann's problem -- not yours. You will have settled the problem as far as you are concerned.
 

Person: Oh, you know, you're right. You always are. And more than I want revenge,
I want to be right with You . . (sigh).
All right all right . .
I forgive her.
There now!
 

God: Wonderful! How do you feel?
 

Person: Hmmmm. Well, not bad. Not bad at all! In fact, I feel pretty great!
You know, I don't think I'll go to bed uptight tonight. I haven't been getting much rest, you know.
 

God: Yeah, I know. But, you're not through with your prayer are you? Go on.
 

Person: Oh, all right.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
 

God: Good! Good! I'll do that. Just don't put yourself in a place where you can be tempted.
 

Person: What do you mean by that?
 

God: You know what I mean.
 

Person: Yeah. I know.
 

God: Okay.
Go ahead. Finish your prayer.
 

Person: For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory forever.
Amen.
 

God: Do you know what would bring me glory --
What would really make me happy?
 

Person: No, but I'd like to know. I want to please you now. I've really made a mess of things. I want to truly follow you. I can see now how great that would be.
So, tell me . . .
How do I make you happy?
 

God: YOU  just did. 
 

georshar georshar
36-40, F
1 Response Apr 11, 2009

That was kinda cool. Not really cool, but, entertaining.