Jul 3, 2013

Lord's Prayer Litany

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

Lord’s Prayer Litany
(inspired by 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 yours.
Now and forever.
Giving thanks for presence that defies definition
in this life and beyond.
Amen.
Amen.

~ written by Katherine Hawker, and posted on Liturgy Outside. http://liturgyoutside.net/CPr9.html