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I was convinced that just before communion, the priest was asking us to "pray as our saviour tortoise - Our Father ..."
I must have been a bit slow myself!
Actually my brother's,but here goes-in the Catholic Church we have a prayer containing the words "and may the souls of the faithful departed to the mercy of God rest in peace,Amen".
My mum told me that my older brother always thought these were the "playful departed".I thought that was cute.
When attending Catholic mass as a kid, I used to think, for whatever reason, that "Lord, here our prayer" was "Lord, here operator", as if he had a phone call or something. Very strange indeed.
I used to be really confused about the whereabouts of God.
On account of: "Our Father who Aren't in Heaven".
I use to think God's name was Harold. I thought this because in the Lord's Prayer we say:
Our father, who art in heaven, Harold be thy name."
my mother grew up in Argentina close to what she thought to be a seedy train station, Temperly. Every sunday while reciting the "Lord's Prayer" at church she would cry, "and lead us not to Temperley Station!"
( I believe the line is "and lead us not into temptation")
As A Child: I used to believe I had to get my nightly prayers exactly right or God would not accept them so I would sometimes stay up a very long time in bed repeating my prayers over and over just to get it exactly right
When I was a young Catholic - pre-Vatican Two - and Mass was in Latin, I thought that the frequent prayer Dominus Vobiscum - Et cum spiritu tuo (The Lord be with you ...) was the football results.
"Our father, who art in heaven. Howard be thy name."
I still say "Thank You Howard" when I feel blessed.
i used to say 'our father, who art in heaven, hello whats your name?'
"Blessed art thou a mouse swimming and blessed is the Fruit of the Loom
When I was about 3 years old, my mom notices that when I was saying the "Hail Mary" I would say "...and pray for us cinders" instead of "...pray for us sinners". She thought it was pretty funny, and didn't correct me till I was older.
From my father: the prayer goes like this>> "To thee do we cry poor banished children of Eve." His version as a child was "to thee do we cry poor bandaged children of Eve."
From my brother: the Act of Contrition goes "O my God, I am heartily sorry". His version as he prepared for First Penance was "O my God I am partly sorry"!
I used to believe that when i said my prayers at night, if I forgot anyones name, even their pets names,when asking God to bless them, something bad would happen to them.
"Hail Mary full of grapes the Lord is in a tree." (Hail Mary full of grace the lord is with thee.)
I said it incorrectly for about three years. I always wondered why our grapes grew on a vine and god's grapes grew in a tree.
My grandfather used to end each blessing with "bless this food for the nourishment of our bodies." The first Christmas after my grandmother died, he said the blessing, but couldn't finish it because he was so upset, so I finished it and said, "bless this food for the nourishment of our bodies." My sister, who was 28 at the time and highley educated, said, "I always thought it was "bless this food from the nerves of our bodies."
When I was six years old I decided that God should give us time off to be naughty.
I used to believe that when sunbeams came through the window and little bits of dust were illuminated in it, that it was grace from God.
When my family and I said Lord's meal prayer before each dinner (Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.) I always laughed at the word "bounty" and/or said "bounty" loudly. I thought it was a reference to Bounty paper towels. ;)
"God is good, God is great, lettuce thank him for our food Amen"