The Lord’s Prayer

As I add new posts on The Lord’s Prayer, I will add the pages here as they appeared in the original book, “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”:  You might wish to visit the About page for background explanation.

The Lord’s Prayer – Introduction from the Book
The Lord’s Prayer – How to Use This Book
The Lord’s Prayer – Before You Begin
Words of the Lord’s Prayer with its Spiritual Interpretation
The Lord’s Prayer – Background – Part One
The Lord’s Prayer – Background – Part Two
The Lord’s Prayer – Background – Part Three

“OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN”:

For Little Children
Q&A #1 – Who is “our Father”?
Q&A #2 – What does it mean that God is our Creator?
Q&A #3 – Did the Hebrew people of the Bible believe that God was their Creator?
Q&A #4 – What did Jesus teach about the Fatherhood of God?
Q&A #5 – If God made everything, did He also create evil?
Q&A #6 – What does it mean that man is an idea of God?
Q&A #7 – If the Bible calls God our “Father,” why does Science and Health call God our “Father-Mother”?
Q&A #8 – How does God show us that He is our Father-Mother?
Q&A #9 – If God, our Father-Mother, is perfect, is man also perfect?
Q&A #10 – Does man ever become separated from his Father-Mother God?
Q&A #11 – Did the Apostle Paul and the disciples of Jesus, believe and teach that God is our Father?
Q&A #12 – Does Christian Science teach that God is our Maker and Creator?
Q&A #13 – Why is it important to know there is only one Creator?
Q&A #14 – If God is “Our Father,” does that mean we are all part of one really big family:?
Q&A #15 –  Did God create Himself?
Q&A #16 – If our Father is “in heaven” how could He be the Parent of those of us on earth?
Q&A #17 – What is man’s true nature as a child of God?
Q&A #18 – How do we see ourselves and others as God’s spiritual children, when we seem to be surrounded by mortals and a material world?

“HALLOWED BE THY NAME”:

For Young Children
Q&A #1 – What does “hallowed” mean?
Q&A #2 – What does “Adorable One” mean?
Q&A #3 – What is the “name” we are to hallow?
Q&A #4 – What is “matter”?
Q&A #5 – Why is it important that we worship God and His name?
Q&A #6 – What needs to be separated from God’s name, or nature?
Q&A #7 – If matter is not in God, is God in matter?  Is God inside our bodies, or is body a mixture of God and matter?
Q&A #8 – What is included in God’s Oneness?
Q&A #9 – Does man also share in that holy nature of God that is separate from matter and evil?
Q&A #10 – Why is it important that we understand that God is the Adorable One?
Q&A #11 – Did Christ Jesus “hallow” God’s name, or nature?
Q&A #12 – What are some good ways to prove we adore God?
Q&A #13 – Is there a wrong way to hallow and adore God’s name?
Q&A #14 – What does Christian Science teach us to do to hallow God’s name?

“THY KINGDOM COME”:

For Young Children
Q&A #1 – What is God’s “kingdom?”
Q&A #2 – What is meant by “thy kingdom come”?
Q&A #3 – How can the kingdom of heaven be “within” man?
Q&A #4 – What does “ever-present” mean?
Q&A #5 – How does God let us know He is ever-present?
Q&A #6 – How do we begin to experience God’s kingdom here and now?
Q&A #7 – If God’s kingdom is already come, why do we need to pray about it?
Q&A #8 – What qualities should w express to help us see God’s kingdom?
Q&A #9 – Are there other “kingdoms” besides God’s kingdom?
Q&A #10 – What did Jesus teach about God’s kingdom?
Q&A #11 – What is consciousness?
Q&A #12 – How does Christian Science help us to understand and experience the kingdom of heaven?

“THY WILL BE DONE”:

For Young Children
Q&A #1 – What does “thy will be done” mean?
Q&A #2 – What is the spiritual meaning of “earth” in this Prayer?
Q&A #3 – What do “omnipotent” and “supreme” mean?
Q&A #4 – How is God’s will done in earth, as it is in heaven?
Q&A #5 – How does God “enable us to know” that He is omnipotent, supreme?
Q&A #6 – Why is it important that we obey God’s will?
Q&A #7 – What is Principle?
Q&A #8 – How does man express God’s power, or will?
Q&A #9 – How do we prove that God’s will is done?
Q&A #10 – Did Jesus teach that God’s will is done in earth?
Q&A #11 – Does man have the right and the freedom to govern himself?
Q&A #12 – Can God govern the nations of the earth?
Q&A #13 – Should man fear God’s will?
Q&A #14 – How can God be omnipotent, when evil also seems real and powerful?
Q&A #15 – Why is “human will” wrong?
Q&A #16 – How does Christian Science “enable us to know” that “God is omnipotent, supreme.”?

“GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD”:

For Young Children 
Q&A #1 – What is the “bread” that God gives us?
Q&A #2 – What is meant by daily bread?
Q&A #3 – What is “grace”?
Q&A #4 – What is meant by “famished affections”?
Q&A #5 – Will God give us all that we hunger for?
Q&A #6 – What does this line of the Lord’s Prayer tell us about the nature and essence of God?
Q&A #7 – Does God give us only our spiritual needs, or does He also help us with our human needs?
Q&A #8 – Why do we only pray for our needs one day at a time?
Q&A #9 – What did Jesus teach us about “bread” and “grace”?
Q&A #10 – How do we receive our daily bread, or grace, from God?
Q&A #11 – Can man really feel satisfied with only “daily bread” from God?
Q&A #12 – Why does God give us our bread, instead of asking us to earn it?
Q&A #13 – Can we really have faith that God knows about our deepest desires?
Q&A #14 – Are we supposed to give up eating regular food for “spiritual food”?
Q&A #15 – Why does this prayer say give “us” daily bread, rather than give “me” or “my family“?
Q&A #16 – How does Christian Science help provide our “daily bread”?

“AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS”:

For Young Children
Q&A #1 – What does “forgive” mean?
Q&A #2 – What are “debts” and “debtors”?
Q&A #3 -What are “our debts” that we owe to God?
Q&A #4 – What do we do to get our debts forgiven?
Q&A #5 – How does God “forgive us our debts”?
Q&A #6 – What is Truth, and how does it help with forgiveness of debts or sin?
Q&A #7 – Do we have to forgive everything that others do to harm us?
Q&A #8 – What are some steps we can take to help us forgive others?
Q&A #9 – What if we find it difficult to forgive our debtors?
Q&A #10 – How did Jesus teach and live forgiveness of debts?
Q&A #11 – What does “reflected” mean?
Q&A #12 – How is “Love reflected in love”?
Q&A #13 – Is forgiving debts important to living Christian Science?
Q&A #14 – What if it is ourselves that we need to forgive?

“AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION”:

For Young Children
Q&A #1 – What is “temptation”?
Q&A #2 – What is meant by “evil”?
Q&A #3 – Who, or what, is “the evil one”?
Q&A #4 – How do we know for sure that God will deliver us from evil?
Q&A #5 – How can God deliver us, if we cannot see Him to follow Him?
Q&A #6 – If God does not lead us into temptation, who does?
Q&A #7 – What should we do when faced with the temptations of evil?
Q&A #8 – Is it possible to stop evil from tempting us?
Q&A #9 – What is animal magnetism, and how does it tempt us into evil?
Q&A #10 – What is salvation?
Q&A #11 – What is sin?
Q&A #12 – How does God deliver us from sin?
Q&A #13 – Why does Christian Science teach that disease is a temptation of evil?
Q&A #14 – Is there a connection between the temptations of death and sin?
Q&A #15 – Did Jesus have to deal with temptation?
Q&A #16 – How does Christian Science help deliver us from evil?
Q&A #17 – What is “Love” and how does it help deliver us from evil.
Q&A #18 – Why is Mary Baker Eddy called “Leader”?

 

“FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, AND THE POWER, AND THE GLORY, FOREVER”:

For Young Children
Q&A #1 – What does it mean that God is “infinite”?
Q&A #2 – Since God is infinite, is man also infinite?
Q&A #3 – What does it mean that God is “all-power”?
Q&A #4 – Since God is “all-power,” what does that mean for his image, man?
Q&A #5 – What is meant by God’s “glory”?
Q&A #6 – Does man reflect God’s glory?
Q&A #7 – What is “Life, Truth, Love”?
Q&A #8 – Does man reflect the Trinity, “Life, Truth, Love”?
Q&A #9 – What does it mean that God is “over all and All”?
Q&A #10 – What does God’s Allness mean for man?
Q&A #11 – What does it mean that God’s kingdom, power, and glory are “forever”?
Q&A #12 – Does man also exist forever?

End of the Book, “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume 3: The Lord’s Prayer.”

There may be additional essays relating to The Lord’s Prayer coming in the future.

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