Not a big deal at all... however, this is something that has always kind of was strange.
When we pray together to God, is it more proper to say:
"Let us pray to the Lord"
"Let us pray to thee Lord"
I've sort of always thought it sounded awkward to say "the Lord" in prayer. To me it sounds like its making God an object in ways.
We have the church
We have the pews
We have the church body
We have the church building
But let's say it's direct -
"I pray to the Lord to forgive my sins"
"I pray to thee Lord to forgive my sins"
Priest: "Let us pray to thee Lord"
Choir" "Lord have mercy"
Example: A child's prayer -
"Now I lay me down to sleep I pray thee Lord my soul to keep, if I should die before I wake, I pray thee Lord my soul to take. If I should live another day, I pray thee Lord to guide my way."
Very small issue, but I have to admit it has sounded strange to me for some time now. In most context, I'm seeing "thee" as proper.
Any care to discuss, or school me on some English