Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Our Father" revisited

As Minnesota Public Radio keeps me up to date on international happenings, I become more aware of the strife and chaos in so many corners of the globe. Recently these verbal scenarios surfaced for me as we were praying the Our Father in our daily Liturgy of the Hours. It drove me to the keyboard and a 2010 Version of this familiar prayer emerged.

Our Father

Oh Living One, You who reign in heaven,
Whose holy name gives life.
Send your heavenly rain to our peace-thirsty earth.
Teach our hearts to recognize your provision of our daily needs.
And forgive us when we forget to be grateful and compassionate to others
And ourselves
Allow our very breath to be Yours,
That fear and greed may have no place in us.
May your power, magnificence & wisdom
Be present now and forever
Some of you bloggers have probably created your own “Our Father” as you have journeyed through life. If so, I would be delighted to be a repository of your versions of this prayer to
enrich my praying of it in days to come.


  1. I too have my version of the Lord's Prayer:

    Father-Mother God, Who IS. Holy are You. Your kingdom come, in my life and on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread - Please - and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, with your grace. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For everything IS YOU.

    Not too imaginative but it works for me right now.

  2. Richarda, thanks for sharing your Our Father. I especially like the title "Who Is".