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The Lord’s Prayer, Revisited

There is a story that connects the Lord’s Prayer with the six-petaled rose at the center of an eleven-circuit labyrinth, such as the famous one found at Chartres Cathedral.  Each of the petals corresponds to part of the Lord’s Prayer, with the following themes:

Faith                   Our Creator, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Surrender         Thy kingdom come, thy will be done

Service               on earth as it is in heaven.

Abundance       Give us this day our daily bread

Forgiveness      And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.

Strength             Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  Amen

Try this prayer the next time you get to walk a labyrinth!