Friday, May 19, 2006

Responsive Lord's Prayer

Came across this, loved it, and wanted to share it. It reminds me of what C S Lewis said about "festooning" his prayers:

A Responsive Lord's Prayer
Our Father in Heaven
Remind us constantly that you are parent to all your children,Whoever, or wherever they are or come from.

Hallowed be your name.Your kingdom come,
Establishing peace and justice, hope and life for all peoples.

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.Give us today our daily bread.
Disturb us into awareness of the needs of others.

Forgive us our sins,
Our pride and our prejudices.

As we forgive those who sin against us.Lead us not into temptation,
Especially keep our hearts and minds open To see the good in others.

Deliver us from evil.For the kingdom,
Just and true,

The power,
Gentle and fair,

And the glory,
Shot through with the colours of love,

Are yours for ever and ever.Amen.
[From: From Shore to Shore. A new resource of liturgies, litanies and prayers from around the world. Pub. by USPG and SPCK. Used with permission.]

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