On earth as it is in heaven (OF5)

This phrase ties in very closely to the two prior phrases I talked about above: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.” Wouldn’t it be nice if it was heaven on earth, if people treated each other with respect, if people were honest? Even if people just took the 10 commandments seriously and didn’t do anything more than that, what a different world we would live in!

Recently, I had a car tire that was losing air, so I had to take it and have it checked. From the initial phone call, the in-person service, the attendants were kind and respectful. Some even wore a smile and acted like they enjoyed their jobs. I about didn’t know how to act (just kidding, of course). It was such a nice change. I felt so much less stressed. It was great customer service that felt like a tiny piece of heaven.

Where have you experienced a touch of heaven?

  • Did someone let you cut in front of them rather than blow a horn or be rude?
  • Did someone hold a door open for you rather than slam it in your face?
  • Did someone offer a smile, a thank you, or a word of encouragement?

Please share with us a short example of your touch of heaven (in 5 sentences or less). Please remember this is a Christian blog, and so please share accordingly.

Copyright © 2015 by Theresa M. Williams

Intro to the Our Father

The Our Father Prayer

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

I am going to unpack the Our Father (OF) prayer piece by piece in the following posts. The Our Father is such a familiar prayer, I think at times we don’t always stop to think about what we’re saying. I know my mind sometimes wanders, and maybe yours does too. I hope these posts bring more meaning (for you) to this beautiful prayer.

Copyright © 2015 by Theresa M. Williams