I’ve begun offering an abbreviated session of hymn singing and Bible study on our newly opened secure unit at the nursing home. The singing always touches something deep and even those who seem disconnected rise to the occasion, the words and music coming from somewhere deep inside. Bible study is a little harder, since many have trouble processing ideas and then responding to them. But last week, as we were talking about the Lord’s Prayer, one of the residents asked a startling question. He said, “What if the Lord’s Prayer isn’t a series of petitions but a statement of fact?” In other words, what if it isn’t, “[Please] give us this day our daily bread,” but [You] give us this day our daily bread. And [you] forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And [you] lead us not into temptation but [you] deliver us from evil.” I don’t know why I’d never thought of it before, but I will never hear or say that prayer again in quite the same way. Because His is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever.