'Dear God, who art in heaven, ...'
Sept. 11, 2013 at 4:11 a.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
When I was a youngster, a prayer that I learned went like this:
"Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen."
Now that I'm an "oldster," I see a flaw in the above: "Our Father" is not a hallowed (sacred) name. So the prayer should start out, "Dear God, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. ..."
Frances Adelhardt, Victoria