Lord's Prayer: Eternal Spirit

Here’s another re-working of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6: 9-13, Luke 11: 2-4).  This one comes from the New Zealand Prayer Book.

Lord’s Prayer Paraphrase
(inspired by Matthew 6: 9-13, Luke 11: 2-4)

Eternal Spirit,
Source of all that is
and that shall be, 
Father and Mother of us all, 
Loving God, in whom is heaven: 

The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings! 
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope
and come on earth. 

With the bread we need for today,
feed us. 
In the hurts we absorb from one another,
forgive us. 
In times of temptation and test,
strengthen us. 
From trials too great to endure,
spare us. 
From the grip of all that is evil,
free us. 
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love,
now and for ever. 

~ from the New Zealand Prayer book (The Anglican Church of New Zealand).  Posted on the Sacred Pauses blog. http://www.sacredpauses.com/