I Cannot Pray If…
|I Cannot Pray If…
I CANNOT SAY OUR ;
if my religion has no room for others and their needs.
I CANNOT SAY FATHER ;
if I do not demonstrate this relationship in my daily life.
I CANNOT SAY WHO ART IN HEAVEN ;
if all my interests and pursuits are in earthly things.
I CANNOT SAY HALLOWED BE THY NAME ;
if I, who am called by His name am not holy.
I CANNOT SAY THY KINGDOM COME ;
if I am unwilling to give up my own sovereignty and accept the righteous reign of God.
I CANNOT SAY THY WILL BE DONE ;
if I am unwilling or resentful of having it in my life.
I CANNOT SAY ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN ;
if I am not truly ready to give myself to his service here and now.
I CANNOT SAY GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD ;
if I am not expending an honest effort for it or by ignoring the genuine needs of my fellow man.
I CANNOT SAY FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US ;
if I continue to harbor a grudge against anyone.
I CANNOT SAY LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION ;
if I deliberately choose to remain in a situation where I am likely to be tempted.
I CANNOT SAY DELIVER US FROM EVIL ;
if I am not prepared to fight in the spiritual realm with the weapon of prayer.
I CANNOT SAY THINE IS THE KINGDOM ;
if I do not give the King the disciplined obedience of a loyal subject.
I CANNOT SAY THINE IS THE POWER ;
if I fear what my neighbors do or say to me.
I CANNOT SAY THINE IS THE GLORY ;
if I am seeking my own glory first.
I CANNOT SAY FOREVER ;
if I am anxious about each day’s events.
I CANNOT SAY AMEN ;
if i don’t honestly say “cost what it may, this is my prayer.”.