How Do You Say The Lord’s Prayer

by Christine Sine

Each week over the next couple of months we hope to provide a different version of the Lord’s Prayer for you to reflect on and be inspired by. Some retranslations, some are more interpretive reflections that have been inspired by the prayer. All of them I hope will stir your hearts and your minds to pray and maybe to write your own version of the prayer.

I thought we would start with a couple of my favorites which I have posted before but which I never tire of.

Lord’s prayer from the New Zealand Prayer book.

Eternal Spirit

Earth-Maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,

source of all that is and that shall be,

Father and Mother of us all.

Loving God, in whom is heaven.

The hallowing of your name echoes through

the universe!

The way of your justice be followed by the peoples

of the earth!

Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!

Your commonwealth of peace and freedom

sustain our hope and come on earth.

With the bread we need for today, feed us.

In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.

In times of temptation and test, spare us.

From the grip of all that is evil, free us.

For you reign in the glory of the power that is love,

now and forever.

Amen.

From New Zealand Prayer Book 

 Aboriginal Our Father

This prayer comes from Australia and and has the Aboriginal flag which is very different from the usual Australian flag, as its background.

You are our Father, You live in Heaven, we talk to You, Father You are good. (repeat)

We believe Your word, Father, we’re Your children, give us bread today. (repeat)

We have done wrong, we are sorry, help us Father not to sin again. (repeat)

Others have done wrong to us and we are sorry for them, Father, today. (repeat)

Stop us from doing wrong, Father, save us all from the evil one. (repeat)

You are our Father, You live in Heaven, we talk to You, Father You are good. (repeat)

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2 comments

Herbert B Orr February 1, 2020 - 12:50 pm

My version of the Lord’s Prayer: “My Father in heaven: You are holy. You are the King and have a kingdom which You want for it to be on earth.. There are those who believe that it is” “If Jesus goes with me I will go: ‘Tis heaven to me where’re I may be if He is there.” “I know a lot about heaven. I know this to be true: Heaven is when I am close to You.”
Jesus: You are the bread of life: So,thanks for the natural and Spiritual.
I do not owe anybody but my book publisher owes me their help to get it sold. I do not have to worry about anything evil or temptation since I am in Your presence.
Then, I go thru the powers: Exuscia, Dinomis, Energo. And the glory: both radiance and God’s names 24 Jehovahs + others that I recite.”

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Christine Sine February 1, 2020 - 1:29 pm

Thanks Herbert. I appreciate you adding this.

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