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Three generations: Our father is in heaven – Matthew 6:9-13

Matthew 6:9-13 9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.


It’s never too late to make everlasting memories. I’ve been reflecting on the last six months, and how precious each day is for my Mom, who is at the end of her earthly life. The goal is now to care and not to cure her. Time spent with her is very special. We’ve celebrated her birthday, and I try to spend quality time just letting her know how much I love her and making her comfortable.
My college-age daughter has been in town this summer. We started praying the Lord’s Prayer with Mom when she could speak. Now she simply makes a muffled noise or is silent.
Several times we began the prayer out of sync, so we’d stop and start all over. I’ve also forgotten a line a few times J and we had to start it over again. But always, I can feel our shared connection to God. I can feel the holy presence of Abba Father who knows our circumstances and who is with us. I can see how the prayer impacts Mom. 
Her Father is with her when it counts.

She’s not alone. We’re not alone either.

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