Prayer: Your Kingdom Come

Here’s a responsive prayer based on the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew  6: 9-13, Luke 11: 2-4). It was written by Catherine Gorman.

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

Your kingdom come
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Lead us to worship only you, Lord, and not money,
to put people before profit
and ‘being’ before having’.

Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.

Inspire us to work together to change the world
so that everyone has enough
and all can live life to the full.

Forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Create in us the desire
to live in harmony with creation
so all people may flourish
and your kingdom come.


~ Catherine Gorman/CAFOD. Posted on the CAFOD website.