Jesus said, “Pray like this:”
Our Father in Heaven
(from Whom we all come in the image of Love),
may Your Name be kept holy
(in my life, in the life of the Church,
and in _______.)
May Your Kingdom of Love come,
and Your Will to love be done on earth
(in me and each of these _______
people, places, or situations)
as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
(to feed us and ________
physically, mentally, and spiritually)
And forgive us our debts
(of wrongs against You and _______)
as we forgive our debtors
(who have treated us in an unloving way,
Do not lead us into hard trials
(where we might do wrong or act unkindly),
but deliver us from evil
(hatred, bigotry, apathy, and _______.)
(For You have the Kingdom we want
and the power we need
to love and glorify You forever.)
© 2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s Bible reading in Matthew from translations provided on Bible Gateway. For a similar post that includes the traditional prayer, see “Praying with Jesus.”
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