Gore: correcting ignorance
Feast of Antony of Egypt, Abbot, 356
Commemoration of Charles Gore, Bishop, Teacher, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
—Matthew 6:9-10 (KJV)
Man had been offering all sorts of prayers, sacrifices, propitiations. That God mercifully regarded such ignorant worship we cannot doubt: but it was ignorant of God’s character and method. Now, so far as is good for us, our Lord has enlightened us [through the Lord’s Prayer] about the nature and method of God: and He has shown us that prayer should not be an attempt to impose our own whims and fancies on the wisdom of God, but a constant act of correspondence by which we bring our short-sighted wills and reasons into correspondence, the intelligent correspondence of sons, with the perfect reason and will of God, the all-wise Father of all human souls and of the great universe.
... Charles Gore (1853-1932), The Sermon on the Mount , London: John Murray, 1905, p. 139 (see the book)
See also Matt. 6:9-10; Ps. 51:10; Eze. 36:26; Acts 17:29-30; Rom. 12:2; Eph. 4:22-24; 1 Pet. 1:14
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, conform my mind to Your will.
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