Jul 4, 2013

Lord's Prayer Litany

Here’s a litany inspired by the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6: 9-13, Luke 11: 2-4).  It was written by Katherine Hawker.

Lord’s Prayer Litany
(based on Matthew 6: 9-13, Luke 11: 2-4)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Mystery beyond our knowing,
close to us as our breathing,
in humble awe we pray.

Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
We pray for your vision of justice and mercy
to be made real in our world even now.

Give us today our daily bread.
We pray for your vision of enough;
enough sustenance, enough warmth,
enough healing for all of your children.

Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
We pray for the grace to let go of that which
is death dealing
as we embrace your vision for life,
that we might follow you safely through the
obstacle course.

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are
Now and for ever.
Giving thanks for presence that defies
in this life and beyond.


~ written by Katherine Hawker (2004), and posted on Liturgies Outside. http://liturgyoutside.net/