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Bible Prayers: forgive us

Almost every church family prays the Matthew 6 version of the “Lord’s Prayer” aka “Our Father” with regularity, unity and only one notable difference. i.e., When we get to verse 12, some say, “Forgive us our sins,” while others pray, “Forgive us our trespasses ” – a word that doesn’t appear in the prayer itself but in the next two verses. I like that word choice, however, because, from childhood on, I’ve seen “No Trespassing” signs and understood what they meant. Conversely, the idea of a debt wasn’t clear until much later, and, even now, “sin” is an abstract word that’s hard to envision, difficult to clarify, and open to interpretation. As prayers for the Book of Bible Prayers came together, they remained in the order they appear in most translations. Then, each of those prayers was paraphrased into every day language with one exception – the Matthew 6 version of Jesus’ prayer as recorded in the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible: Matthew 6:9-13 – a prayer of Jesus

The Catholic Youth Prayer Book

This second edition of The Catholic Youth Prayer Book , which Saint Mary’s Press kindly sent me to review makes a highly appropriate gift for Easter or any time of the year – not only for Catholic teens and young people but Christians of all ages. Divided into four sections, the book includes: Part I Prayers for Daily Life Part II Prayers from the Catholic tradition Part III Methods for Personal Prayer Part IV Liturgical Prayer Throughout the book, Bible prayers appear, often from the Psalms but also Ezekiel, Matthew, Philippians, 1 Peter, and other books found in Hebrew scriptures or the New Testament. In addition, you’ll find creeds of faith and prayers from spiritual giants such as St. Augustine, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Jerome, Ignatius, and more. As you might imagine, Part II, Chapter 5, “Prayers and Devotions to Mary,” is most apt to cause concern for non-Catholic Christians, who have assumed the honor given to her is a form of wors

Praying the Lord’s Prayer for the Nations

Our Father Who Is in Heaven , Most Blessed and Sacred is Your Name. May Your Kingdom come to the United States and all continents – to reign over us with justice, mercy, and love, and may Your Will prevail on earth as it does in Heaven. Lord, give us this day the sustenance we need for mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, but also for our social and emotional health. Forgive us for getting out of bounds! And thank You for giving us what we need to forgive each person – past or present and each group – past or present, who has ever intruded against us. Lead us not into temptation to do wrong or cause harm or give in to fears and disbelief, but deliver us from evil, apathy, and cruelties of all kinds. For Yours is the Kingdom we want! Yours is the power we need. Yours is the glory we worship and adore in the Name of Christ Jesus our Lord. prayer-a-phrase by Mary Harwell Sayler , © 2015 …

Praising Our Father with The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Our Father in Heaven, holy, holy, holy is Your Name. Oh, how I want Your Kingdom to come and Your Will to be done in my life, in my home, in my church, in The Church on the earth as it is in Heaven. Thank You for giving us Your Word each day – our bread, the Bread of Life. And thank You for giving us Your forgiveness and helping us choose to forgive others for trespassing against us. We thank and praise You, Lord, that we can trust You to never lead us into temptation but always deliver us from evil and all kinds of ills. We praise You, praise You for Your Kingdom life in us and Your Holy Spirit power. May all we are and all we do be for Your praise and glory forever and ever in Jesus’ Name, amen . ©2015, Mary Harwell Sayler …

The Lord’s Prayer after the resurrection

Our Lord Jesus Who’s now in Heaven, Holy is Your Name in Which we pray. Let Your Kingdom come! Let Your will be done on earth as happens in Heaven. Give us this day Your living Bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who cross the line with us. Lead us not into terrible trials, but deliver us from evil, for the Kingdom of God is Yours! And the power of God is Yours. And the glory of God is Yours – now and forever – in You, in us. May we all be One in Jesus’ Name. ©2014, Mary Harwell Sayler . To obey copyright laws in this and other countries, please acknowledge the writer and page source you find here and also elsewhere whenever you use or copy any written material found in print or on the Internet. The Holy Scriptures for this prayer-a-phrased prayer-poem by Mary Sayler resulted from resources she found on Bible Gateway . …

Praying with Jesus

Jesus taught us how to pray, saying: When you’re praying, do not use meaningless phrases as others do when they think they’ll be heard because of their many words. Do not act like that for your Father knows what you need before you ask. Pray then like this: Our Father in heaven, Holy is Your name. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us for intruding on others as we forgive those who intrude upon us. And do not bring us into times of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. For You have the kingdom, and You have the power, and You are the glory forever. Amen. If you forgive people for wronging you, our heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive their wrongs, how can things be right with you and our Father? ©2013, Mary Harwell Sayler , prayer-a-phrase of today’s Daily Bible Reading in Matthew 6:7-15 Note from Mary : Most church denominations and most Christians kn