Living Word

This is a testimony based on our Faith Part 2 – Content of Belief article.

When I grew up, God was in the very air I breathed. My mom always talked about the presence of God in all things. It has always been natural for me to include God when answering the questions my grandchildren pose.

My grandchildren learn the Lord’s Prayer at church, and or in my home, but learning it doesn’t mean understanding it! How can a four-year-old understand this? That is exactly what a grandparent is for!


The Lord’s Prayer
{Our Father} God is the perfect father. He is better that your dad, your grandpa or anyone. We make mistakes. He never does!

{Who art in heaven} Heaven is where we will be happy forever. God is there but even more, heaven wouldn’t be a happy place without God. They go together.

{Hallowed be thy name} God’s name is holy. We shouldn’t use it lightly like in the phrase “oh my God.” We should only use it when we talk about him or to him.

{Thy will be done} What is his will for you? That you obey your parents. Obedience is not always easy, but Jesus obeyed His Father…even unto death. Obeying your mom and dad is practice for obeying God. Someday God may ask you to do something, and you will have developed “muscles” for obedience.

{Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven} We want life today to be more and more like it is in heaven.

{Give us this day our daily bread} God gives us food, our homes, our parents, and everything else we need to live. Whenever we eat we should pray and thank God because he answered this prayer.

{And forgive us as we forgive those who trespass against us} God forgives us when we do something wrong if we ask him to. We should forgive others when they wrong us, in the same way. This is especially important with your brother or sister. That’s why we forgive and make up. We don’t want to be angry with each other.

{And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil} What is temptation? Have you ever wanted to take someone else’s cookie? We need help to do what is right and avoid what is wrong.

Don’t wait until your grandchildren are able to read to introduce them to the content of your belief.

Craig & Jenn Galer live in Lansing, MI and are grandparents to several handfuls of grandchildren.

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