I Cannot Pray 

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I cannot say OUR if my religion has no room for others and their needs. 

I cannot say FATHER if I do not demonstrate this relationship

in my daily life

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I cannot say WHO ART IN HEAVEN if all my interests and 

pursuits are in earthly things. 

                                                           

I cannot say HALLOWED BE THY NAME if I, who am called 

by his name am not holy.

  

I cannot say THY KINGDOM COME if I am unwilling to give up 

my own sovereignty and accept the righteous reign of God.

I cannot say THY WILL BE DONE if I am unwilling or resentful 

of having it in  my life. 

                                   

I cannot say ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN unless I am truly 

ready to give myself to his service here and now. 

                                                  

I cannot say GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD without expending 

honest effort for it or by ignoring the genuine needs of my fellowmen. 

                                 

I cannot say FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE 

THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US if I continue to 

harbor a grudge against anyone.

                                  

I cannot say LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION if I deliberately choose to remain in a sitution where I am likely to be tempted. 

  

I cannot say DELIVER US FROM EVIL if I am not prepared to fight 

in the spiritual realm with the weapon of prayer.

                                                

I cannot say THINE IS THE KINGDOM if I do not give the King the disciplined obedience of a loyal subject.

                                 

I cannot say THINE IS THE POWER if I fear what my 

neighbors and friends may say or do. 

  

I cannot say THINE IS THE GLORY if I am seeking my own glory first.

                                    

I cannot say FOREVER if I am too anxious about each day's affairs. 

  

I cannot say AMEN unless I honestly say, "Cost what it may, 

this is my prayer."