Our Family Prayer

For starters, The Onion has a hilarious piece: "Heaven Less Opulent Than Vatican, Reports Disappointed Pope."


After some contemplation and hammering it out, we have come up with our family prayer. We'll see how the family prayer works and get back with you. Feel free to pray it with us this morning.

Our Family Prayer

Our Holy Father, righteous and loving beyond our comprehension,
we love and praise you. We thank you for supplying all our needs and
ask for you continual provision. Through the sacrifice of Jesus, may
your grace and mercy cover our sins as we also forgive those who
sin against us. May your hand rest upon us as we go into the world;
please give us strength, wisdom, and boldness to be light in the
darkness. Our Loving Father, use us to show your love to our
neighbors and to further your kingdom through the talents and
possessions you have blessed us with and by your Spirit in us. Give
us an unselfish love for you and for one another. Help us to grow
closer to each other as we grow closer to you. We want to be people
of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,
gentleness, and self-control, not for our sake, but for your sake
because we bear your name. Let your will be done in our lives and
across the earth. To you be all the glory, amen.

There you have it.

Watch out for the potholes.