The Universe in 57 Words, a devotional by Carolyn Arends on The Lord’s Prayer, is a free gift from the Spiritual Formation ministry which is Renovare. Going to the web page for the book/pamphlet (click here: The Universe in 57 Words – Renovare) not only takes you to a link for a free download but also offers songs (performed by Arends) which compliment each unit’s reading. Together, they provide a meaningful experience for studying and meditating on our Lord’s perfect prayer–information for the mind and formational practices for the heart and soul.
So, here, the question (or questions) assert themselves…
- what is your general experience in prayer?
- what stirred in you as you watched the video?
- what, if any, life does The Lord’s Prayer have in your prayer life (beyond Sunday worship)?
- how, if at all, does The Lord’s Prayer stir your imagination? what images come to mind as you recite and live with these words?