Lords Prayer for Daily Life

The Lord’s Prayer for Daily Life

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Learn About the Lord’s Prayer Book

Teaching The Lord's PrayerThe Living Hour is a modern meditation on the Lord’s Prayer. It is written for progressive Christians, Unitarians, the SBNR (Spiritual But Not Religious), and people of all faiths. The book’s commentary is richly supported by over 200 Gospel book citations and is……

Lord’s Prayer for Daily Life: Where is Our Joy?

The Lord's Prayer for Daily LifeHenry David Thoreau, tucked away in his Walden cabin, famously said that most of us lead lives of quiet desperation. That was in 1845. Today, things are not so quiet. Anxiety and depression are regular rites of passage from which millions never graduate……

Our Father Who Art In Heaven

The Lord's PrayerThe Lord’s Prayer begins with an idea that seems easy enough to understand. Jesus wants to establish God as our heavenly Father, and we as his children. What we often fail to notice though is what Jesus doesn’t say—yet what he leaves out is just……

Hallowed Be Thy Name

The Lord's PrayerJesus establishes God as a heavenly father figure, but that’s not enough for most of us. Without a name, he seems lost in abstraction. Try as we might, we simply can’t bring him into view. There is only the vague presence of someone hovering around……

Thy Kingdom Come

The Lord's PrayerWith the second line of The Lord’s Prayer, we arrive at the heart of the matter: God’s kingdom. To understand how Jesus views his Father’s kingdom, we first need to do something that will seem strange. We must take all discussion of “Heaven” off the table……

Thy Will Be Done

The Lord's PrayerIn the Book of Luke, there is a curious statement about God. Luke quotes the prophet Isaiah as saying that through Christ (the Lord) all mankind shall see the “salvation of God”. Considering the ham–fisted way that Jesus’s twelve apostles often handled……

On Earth As It Is In Heaven

The Lord's PrayerIn the last two chapters on the Lord’s Prayer, we’ve established that our entrance into the kingdom of heaven depends on our sense of wonder; our ability to think and love; our patience; and our acceptance of will as a matter of choice—a choice shared equally with God……

Give Us This Day

The Lord's PrayerUp to this point in the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus has been laying a foundation—one that establishes our relationship to God and his creation. When we recite the beginning of the prayer, we are thus engaging in an act of grounding, reminding ourselves that at the……

Our Daily Bread

The Lord's PrayerKnowing that we can claim ownership of our inheritance in the living hour is one thing. But what are we supposed to do with that knowledge? The childhood keys of wonderment and immediacy help unlock the door to the kingdom of heaven, but they don’t have……

And Forgive Us Our Trespasses

The Lord's PrayerWe’ve just described our journey toward a life in Christ as a rising. But the act of “rising” (such as rising above petty arguments and concerns) can sometimes get us into trouble, especially we Christians. The reason is that when we rise toward our divinity……

As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us

The Lord's PrayerRemoving the hindrances that block the coming of Christ involves more than just seeking forgiveness. It means giving forgiveness, too. And that can be pretty tough sometimes. As Christians we often think that unless punishments are meted……

And Lead Us Not Into Temptation

The Lord's PrayerHaving led us through forgiveness, the Lord’s Prayer turns to temptation. Jesus approaches the subject from a curious angle. He asks us to pray that the Father will not lead us into temptation. “This inevitably causes us to ask: Why would an all-good God lead us to the devil’s……

But Deliver Us from Evil

The Lord's PrayerWhen pride is overcome, we cure a symptom of our separation from God not its root cause. We are like the frog born at the bottom of the well, who is unaware of the larger world that exists beyond the walls of his home. These……

For Thine Is The Kingdom, Power & Glory

The Lord's PrayerThe Lord’s Prayer began by grounding us in our relationship with the Father, and it ends now by solidifying our faith in that kinship. We have already talked about how the kingdom, power, and the glory of God are played out within the living hour……

Teach The Lord’s Prayer to Children

Learning the Lord's PrayerThe book The Lords Prayer for Daily Life was written in a way that we hope appeals to both teens and adults, each group of readers being able to take certain lessons from it, or simply food for further thought. But what about the child? The Our Father Prayer is the kind of prayer that children can learn at…

Learn How to Pray

Learn How to Pray EffectivelyWhile the Lord’s Prayer is the perfect prayer for many occasions and tribulations, it is nice to have other prayers to use—if for no other reason than variety is the spice of life. So, in this post we will share some other prayers which we admire and like to say from time to time…

Lord’s Prayer Quotes

Lords Prayer QuotesThroughout history, the Lord’s Prayer has inspired statesmen, philosophers, writers, and even scientists (as can be seen by the famous quote by biologist Rupert Sheldrake). In this post, we have compiled a collection of some of the most well-known quotations on the Lord’s Prayer. If you have a favorite quote on the Our Father Prayer that we haven’t included in this list, please feel free to……

Lord’s Prayer Explained Line by Line

Lords Prayer Explained Line by LineIn this article, we will briefly review line by line (verse by verse) various interpretations of the Lord’s Prayer, as explained by different authors & ministers. Currently, we are only including the interpretations of John Wesley, Richard Kingsley, Andrew Murray, Helmut Thielicke, and The Living Hour. However, we may add interpretations from other Christian thinkers as……

Read the Gospels Online

ReadGospelsOnlineAll great religious manuscripts and scripture (be they Christian, Buddhist, Taoist, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, etc.) have transcendent and important things to teach us.  The New Century Gospels are a contemporary version of the canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) which uses as its primary resource the…

Progressive Christianity Beliefs

faith-in-the-worldThe 20th century Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a remarkable figure in that he was both a highly trained scientist and defender of the Christian faith—someone who realized that the entire structure of Christ’s mythology had to be reworked to fit new scientific discoveries…