Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a good day. It is a wet one here with rain but no snow. I studied this morning and went to exercise class. This afternoon is crafts and then Bible Study tonight at church. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
How many times have we prayed the Lord’s prayer through and got to the end before realizing we haven’t comprehended a word of what we have said. We have not connected with the Lord. Prayer should not be mundane and said without meaning and yet it can happen when we are hurried or worried or rushing on to the next thing.
Jesus’ disciples had a wonderful example of how to pray as they must have watched Him many times. They heard His prayers when He calmed the wind or raised Lazarus from the dead, or perhaps when He called His Father, Abba or Pa Pa, in the Garden of Gethsemane. It says in Mark 14:36, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” As I read from Journey of the Soul, Bill or Kristi Gaultiere wrote a paraphrased wording of the Lord’s prayer that I want to share with you. You may want to pray it sometime instead of the usual one to help give you fresh meaning.
“Our Father in the heavens, always near and ready to help,
May your name be precious to us and bring us delight always.
May your Kingdom of the Heavens come to rule over us.
So your good, pleasing, and perfect will is accomplished in us.
Please provide for us the food and care that we need today.
Please forgive our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us.
Please hold us by the hand so that we don’t fall down in trials
And are kept safe from all evil.
In everything help us to live in your kingdom, by your power, and for your glory
Challenge for today: Pray this prayer with meaning before going to bed tonight and open your heart to hear the Lord’s response.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy