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wadestock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:42 PM
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Forgive us our DEBTS and we forgive our DEBTORS.....
Dear Lord,

I have given our country, the greatest country on earth, a bit of a problem.

You see, my Lord, I have added to our national debt.

My Lord...I have taken guidance....from a man who helped to end evil on earth....Ronald Reagan.

This holy man...my Lord....taught me that we can grow our way out of debt. So I have believed my Lord.

Today, my Lord, I see signs that thou hast sent me...that our country's economy is growing.

Problem is....my Lord, the interest payments on the debt are about 340 billion per year.

Dear Lord, can you keep the interest rates down so that these interest payments don't become so high that our God loving country can't pay them?????

Please oh please Lord make this so....

Because if the interest rates go up my Lord, then the interest payments each year on the debt will become unaffordable.

And please, my Lord, will thou please give those that must finance our debt into the future at unafforably low interest rates the passion to understand why this is required for the spread of liberty and peace throughout the world?

AMEN
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:32 AM
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1. interesting that the Catholic version has a different meaning . . .
while Protestants (at least most of them) use "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors," Catholics say "forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us" . . .
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:37 AM
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2. Yeah...
and then the Protestants tack on a little extra at the end there, too...(that bit about power and glory, etc)...Protestant version always sounds strange to me.
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