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When a brain tumor took away Dorothy Holm’s ability to speak, she picked up index cards and began filling them with what appeared to be random sequences of letters. When Dorothy passed away in 1996, her 11-year-old granddaughter, Janna kept the cards, thinking they might be some kind of coded message. Holm waited eighteen more years before finally finding the meaning of the letters. As a teenager, she thought the letters might be song lyrics, or a secret message to the grandchildren, but eventually gave up when she could not figure out the meaning. Not long ago, she posted a picture of one of the cards on an Internet site, and had an answer within fifteen minutes. Someone using the site recognized the letters OFWAIHHBTN as the first letter of the words in the beginning of the Lord’s Prayer, Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Holm said she was relieved to have an answer, even if she will never know what the letters stand for. She said, “It’s nice to know that they were prayers, and kind of gave some insight into what she was thinking and what she focused on in her last couple weeks. I don’t care if a little bit of it never gets solved. It’s OK to have a little bit of mystery.” —Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Internet Community Helps Crack Grandma's Code (prayer), By Amy Forliti,

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/internet-community-helps-crack-grandmas-code-21630824, Accessed January 23, 2014.

Matthew 6:9-13 (HCSB) (9) “Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy. (10) Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (11) Give us today our daily bread. (12) And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (13) And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]

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