In my sermon, I promised you I’d send you a link to the Archives for our sermon on The Lord’s Prayer. I also want to give a few corrections to the sermon from this past Sunday.
The series we preached on The Lord’s Prayer called Teach Us to Pray was only four sermons (not five as I had said).
Again, I mentioned in my sermon, I wanted to give you a link to the archives so you can listen to the series we did on The Lord’s Prayer. We did this series in October and November of 2015. (To listen you will need to have installed Adobe Flashplayer)
I read a poem called The Prayer of Cyrus Brown, and I said it was written in the late 1800s. The Poem was actually published in 1906.
And for anyone who was interested in having the poem. Here it is below.
THE PRAYER OF CYRUS BROWN
by Sam Walter Foss
“The proper way for a man to pray,”
Said Deacon Lemuel Keyes,”
And the only proper attitude
Is down upon his knees.”
“No, I should say the way to pray,”
Said Reverend Doctor Wise,”
Is standing straight with outstretched arms
And rapt and upturned eyes.
“Oh, no, no, no,” said Elder Slow,
“Such posture is too proud:
A man should pray with eyes fast closed
And head contritely bowed.”
“It seems to me his hands should be
Austerely clasped in front,
With both thumbs pointing toward the ground,”
Said Reverend Doctor Blunt.
“Las’ year I fell in Hodgkin’s well
Head first,” said Cyrus Brown,
“With both my heels a stickin’ up,
My head a-pinting down;
“An’ I made prayer right then an’ there,
Best prayer I ever said,
The prayingest prayer I ever prayed.
A-standing on my head.”