Listen … In the name of the Father and the Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
We begin …
"The Lord is kind and merciful" says Psalm 145. And he is to all people. We too are called to be kind and merciful in all we do. We need to forgive others and ourselves and not judge one another.
God's law of Love is a different kind of thing.
God makes a loving covenant with us – each has a responsibility to the other. God will care for us and we are to follow God the best we can. A covenant relationship, unlike a "business" contract relationships, allows for the partners to grow and make forgiveable mistakes and the widest experiences of love and forgiveness.
Let us pray together a thoughtfully adapted Lord's Prayer – a prayer of love. Repeat each line after me.
Our Father, who art in heaven, (repeat)
hallowed be thy name; (repeat)
thy kingdom come; (repeat)
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (repeat)
Give us this day our daily bread; (repeat)
and forgive us our trespasses (repeat)
as we forgive those who trespass against us; (repeat)
Lord, do not let us fall into temptation, (repeat)
but deliver us from evil. (repeat)
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. (repeat)
We close our prayer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.