On Prayer

Posted Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 10:23 AM
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  • NO ONE COULD HAVE SAID IT ANY BETTER .

    -- Posted by car11 on Thu, Mar 8, 2012, at 4:50 PM
  • This is the strangest prayer I have ever seen. How can we offer the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus in atonement for the sins of the world?

    -- Posted by Anodos on Thu, Mar 8, 2012, at 8:46 PM
  • Dear Anodos,

    Thank you for jumping in here. You can't be the only person with your question.

    As Christians, we believe that the Messiah, the Lamb of God, Jesus, through his passion and crucifiction, was the ultimate sacrifice for the redemption of mankind. That this sacrifice opened the gates of Heaven and became the channel of grace allowing fallen mankind entry into paradise.

    God is both merciful and just. This prayer is intended to interpose the complete sacrifice of Jesus, his body, his blood, the soul which animated his human form, and the divinity which coexisted with his humanity, between us and divine justice.

    The New Covenant, the crucifiction and resurrection of Jesus, is our pathway to Heaven. This Covenant was made so that all could be redeemed from sin. This prayer asserts this promise to our heavenly father in expectation that he will honor his word, forgive our sins, and admit us to Heaven rather than impose the justice we deserve.

    -- Posted by Charles Hear on Thu, Mar 8, 2012, at 10:13 PM
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