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'It is meaningless to pray the Lord's Prayer, the same words, at every Sunday service' Do you agree?

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RE Coursework: Part 3 'It is meaningless to pray the Lord's Prayer, the same words, at every Sunday service' Do you agree? I disagree with this statement, as this prayer is a pattern prayer. This means it contains all the important things Christians pray about - Adoration (Hallowed be Thy name...), Supplication (Give us this day our daily bread...) and Confession (Forgive us our trespasses...). The Lord's Prayer is also special because it unites Christians of different backgrounds, and, furthermore, the source of the main points of the Christian faith are outlined in the Lord's Prayer (to forgive e.t.c). This makes it a very meaningful prayer, and one that I think demonstrates Christian's faith, hence I think that Christians should pray the Lord's Prayer every Sunday at church. ...read more.

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If you don't know what you're saying, the Lord's Prayer becomes a chore and is absolutely meaningless to god and to yourself. Subsequent to that, some may think that there is no originality if you pray the Lord's Prayer, the same words every week, and that when it comes to praying, God wants something different, your own creation of words, rather than the same words of the Lord's Prayer every week. Furthermore, many think that god instructed us to pray like this, and that we should carry out what he said in the Bible, thus they don't think it is meaningless to pray the lords prayer every week. 'When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites! ...read more.

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This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our father in heaven: May your kingdom be honoured May your kingdom come; May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us the food we need. Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs others have done to us. Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the evil one.' Quote above - MATTHEW, CHAPTER 6, VERSES 5-14. This is the part of the Bible that shows God instructing people on a way to pray - The Lord's Prayer. To conclude, there is no right or wrong when it comes to a question like this. The different answers have their possibilities, but in the end, it comes down to our views on prayer, and what we think the Lord's Prayer means to god. ...read more.

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