Paraphrase: Matthew 6: 9 - 13

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

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

Loving Presence, luminous in all creation,
hallowed be your name.
Thy kin-dom come.

May we reflect on earth
the yielding perfection of the heavens.
Help us to receive an illumed measure from the earth this day.

Forgive us when we trespass against others,
human and other than human,
as we forgive others who trespass against us.
Keep us on the path of wisdom
when we are tempted to take the selfish path.

May it be your rule we follow,
your power we exercise,
and your radiance that allures.
May this be the truth that guides our lives,
the ground from which our future will grow,
until we meet again

~ written by B. Sanguin, and posted on the Rex A.E. Hunt website.