Common Prayer: Our Father-Mother

Here’s a paraphrase of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6: 9-13, Luke 11: 2-4).  It was written by Rev. Dr. June Goudey.

Common Prayer
(inspired by Matthew 6: 9-13, Luke 11: 2-4)

Our Father-Mother,
who lives in and beyond all of creation,
may your name be made holy.
May your commonwealth thrive,
may your justice be done,
may your loving compassion reign in every season.
Give us today the bread we need;
and forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors;
in every trial strengthen us, in the midst of evil deliver us.
For yours is the dominion, and the power, and the glory,
now and forever. Amen.

~ from God’s Freedom is Beyond Measure, written by Reverend Dr. June C. Goudey, and posted on the United Church of Christ website.