In 1987 I started compiling little booklets entitled "In the Manner of the Lord's Prayer", each measuring 4"x 5.5". Each booklet of prayers included 12 prayers, all written in the manner of Jesus' prayer. All told, there were four booklets published. The last one in 1990.
The prayers came out of post trauma from early childhood abuse and neglect. In my forties while working on my doctorate, I began experiencing flashbacks during the night time. I was terror stricken, afraid to move, afraid to pray in my own words. During one of those episodes, I was nudged with the notion that I could use the Lord's Prayer by holding each word or phrase in the silence of God's Presence. I was blessed by being given other words that spoke from my heart.
In time, I began sharing these prayers in the little booklets. Many people were blessed with the sense of hope and above all God's love.
I coupled each prayer with Bible verses. Here is one of the first prayers:
I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of peace and truth. [Jeremiah 33:6]
Divine Healer who is part of the great I Am,
may you be known and loved.
As you transform our lives
we will become people
who live in the Spirit.
Give us this day what we need to be healed,
and release us from the brokenness and pain
we have brought others,
as we release those who have hurt us.
Lead us not to a returning to our former ways,
but do deliver us from deceit and corruption.
For yours is the place of healing, love,
and sanctity forever.
How does this prayer touch you? Share with me in the comments. it is private, only I read what you share. Blessings
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