10. But Deliver Us From Evil Please keep me out of evil’s way: the every day personal ones Like acting mean and selfish, cheating, not helping a friend and a lot of other things. But, Father there’s more – I not only asking for me, but for all of us. And ‘‘all of us” together got some big devils stalking us that we need to be rid of: Violence, famine, inequality, abject poverty, so many “ism’s” Hey, big guy! How about some deliverance from these? Hope I’m not being disrespectful, but… God, you gotta do a better job!
8. Forgive Us Our Trespasses, As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us I like the word “trespass:” – a neat grown-up word for mess-ups – But better, it’s so non-threatening! Like a kid crossing a neighbor’s property to chase a ball Other words scare me: evil, sin, meanness, selfishness, damage. God, as long as we keep this between us, I’ll cop to some to doing of those bad things So, I’ll take the deal. It seems fair. Forgive my mess-ups and I’ll forgive those who have messed me up. But I’m gonna need your help to close my side of the deal. By the way, one final thing,…