As we close our series on prayer we are reminded we can always come back to the prayer Jesus taught us, which encompasses so much. This week I will be sharing with you a variety of different versions of the Lord’s Prayer that can often open our eyes to new understanding and appreciation. This one comes from From Shore to Shore Liturgies, Litanies, and Prayers from Around the World. It is a responsive version from the UK.
“Our Father in Heaven,
Remind us constantly that you are parent to all your children,
whoever, or wherever they are or come from.
Hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
Establishing peace and justice, hope and life for all peoples.
Your will be done one earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Disturb us into awareness of the needs of others.
Forgive us our sins,
Our pride and our prejudices.
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
Especially keep our hearts and minds open
to see the good in others.
Deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
Just and true,
Gentle and fair,
And the glory,
Shot through with the colours of love,
Are your for ever and ever.