Lord's Prayer: A Paraphrase

Here’s another paraphrase of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6: 9-13, Luke 11: 2-4).  This one comes from the Tear Fund website.

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

Lord you are our Father
a loving parent who cares for us, your children.
Here today we are just a few
of your many million precious, loved and valued children.
Help us to recognize the needs of our brothers and sisters—
all made in your image.
Hallowed be your name, not my name or any other.
May your justice and truth reign on this planet
which is stricken with poverty.
When we ask for your kingdom to come,
we do so laying all our resources at your feet.
Help us, as part of your church, to be obedient to your call
to look after people in need in your name.
Give us your daily bread,
and help us to share abundantly the plenty
that we have been blessed with. Amen.

~ from Tear times and Prayer Diary, ed. Peter Shaw.  Posted on the Tear Fund website. http://www.tearfund.org/