Several years ago I was at a retreat which focused on “the Lord’s prayer”. I believe I had already begun to pray through it regularly, but either way, it made me want to rewrite the prayer in modern language. I have continued to pray through this prayer regularly, and have learned from it by meditating upon it. Yet I never got around to rewording it—until now. I share it here in full presently, and over the coming days I plan to post my commentary on each section.
Father, you are father of us all, and above us all.
Your are so incredible, people should be in awe at the mere mention of your name.
We want to see your nation established here, your desires to become reality in our world.
Provide for our needs today.
Forgive us for our less than perfect actions, just as we have forgiven those who have wronged us.
Guide our lives away from situations in which we may be tempted to do wrong, and protect us from harm.