The Third Scrutiny and The Lord’s Prayer

The Third Scrutiny and The Lord’s Prayer

Since this is the Fifth Sunday of Lent we celebrate the third scrutiny, where after the Elect are given the Lord’s Prayer to meditate
on and we pray as a community.  I want to share with you these elements of the Lord’s Prayer that inspire me.

There are 18 Elements in the Prayer of Our Father,

RELATIONSHIP Our Father
RECOGNITION Who art in Heaven
ADORATION  Hallowed be Thy Name
ANTICIPATION Thy Kingdom come
OBEDIENCE  Thy will be done.
UNIVERSALITY On earth
CONFORMITY As it is in heaven
SUPPLICATION  Give us
DEFINITENESS this day
NECESSITY  our daily bread
PENITENCE  and forgive us
OBLIGATION   our trespasses
FORGIVENESS as we forgive
MERCY  those who trespass against us
GUIDANCE   and lead us
PROTECTION  not into temptation,
SALVATION  but deliver us
RIGHTEOUSNESS  From evil.

This great prayer that Jesus Himself gave to His disciples, is also referred to as a teaching. It is the “Lord’s Prayer” in the sense that it came from Him, not that He prayed it Himself. Think about what a great less