NAZARETH, AD 9
Jesus ben Joseph, a local fifteen-yearold boy who amazed the rabbis in Jerusalem with his questions and comments two years ago, has formulated a prayer for his brothers and sisters. Jesus supports the family since the death of his father, Joseph, last year. One of his brothers, James, recited the unique prayer shown at right.
When reached for comment, Jesus noted that prayer is best when it is individual and expresses the feelings and thoughts of the person praying. He cautioned against automatic repetition of a prayer as a substitute for true communion with God.
“Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come; your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our bread for tomorrow; Refresh our souls with the water of life. And forgive us our debts As we also have forgiven our debtors. Save us in temptation, Deliver us from evil, And increasingly make us perfect like yourself.”
(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
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