Thursday, April 27, 2006

Our Father

I was in a group of 13 UUs today doing an exercise during which we were pretending to lead part of a funeral service. At one point the worship leader told us to join hands and recite the Lord's Prayer together. Without hesitation, we all did.

It wasn't until hours later when I realized, oh my god, everyone there (including several life-long UUs) knew the Lord's Prayer by heart!

So for the UU Mom who was worried that her kids would never learn any prayer by heart,
http://uuminister.blogspot.com/2006/04/power-of-prayer-or-not.html#comments

don't worry! They might soak one up by osmosis.

3 Comments:

Blogger Tricycle Blog said...

We recite the Lord's Prayer during services every Sunday at the Universalist church I grew up in in central CT. Of course, we've also got a stained glass Jesus delivering the Sermon on the Mount behind the pulpit, hand out Bibles to the fifth grade Sunday School, have a bapistry in the sanctuary, recite an explicitly theistic doxology, and we've got Mark 12:30-31 written out in big letters on the side of the building. It wasn't until I left New England that I discovered that this isn't standard practice in all UU churches. Too bad, perhaps.

Jeff

02:02  
Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

I know the Lord's prayer from watching many movies about exorcisms, Catholic angels and demons.

12:07  
Blogger boyinthebands said...

I didn't learn it until I was about 20, when I was attending an Episcopal church, which is why I am (with Hubby) a "trespasser."

22:04  

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