No longer the idea of a remote thunderbolt-throwing deity.
We raise arms in an attitude of surrender.
Praise be to Your Holy Name.
We will respect His name and who He is.
As we do so we begin to become part now of Your eternal Kingdom.
We will spend time in silence, listening and looking.
This is what Jesus did.
Only as we forgive can we be forgiven.
Jesus, help us to forgive.
So we are saying “remind us of Your presence when we are tempted and give us the strength to turn from it.”
Satan cannot stand in Jesus’ presence.
We have free will.
We can live in bondage, or we can choose to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, in light, love and freedom.
(based on Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4 NAB