THE LORD’S PRAYER BOOK

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer for Daily Life

Exploring the Meaning of Jesus’s Prayer

How to Teach The Lord’s Prayer

Teaching The Lord's PrayerThe Living Hour: The Lord’s Prayer for Daily Life is a progressive Christian book based on the belief that reason and faith must walk hand in hand. It is a book that will help you explore your own spirituality, as well as teach the……

Lord’s Prayer Introduction: 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……

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. There will be no……

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”.1 Considering the ham–fisted way that Jesus’s twelve apostles (not to mention the Pharisees and Sadducees) 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 the power to……

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 out swiftly and severely our communities will turn……

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……

How to 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 Lord’s Prayer In Aramaic

Lord's Prayer in AramaicThere have been many translations of The Lord’s Prayer in hundreds of languages. But the one which perhaps is most fascinating to Christians is the translation in Aramaic, the language which Jesus spoke. The following is an Aramaic……

The Lord’s Prayer In Greek

Lord's Prayer in Greek LanguageThere is a humorous story about an American congressman who, fighting for the sanctity of the English language, exclaimed that if English was good enough for Jesus Christ it’s good enough for him! As most of us know, Jesus……

The Lord’s Prayer In Latin

Lord's Prayer in Latin TranslationIt really is a shame that we no longer teach Latin in our schools, for Latin has a grace, beauty, and music that English has a difficult time rivaling. This is not to say that Latin is better than English, only that each language has……

The Lord’s Prayer: King James Version

Lords Prayer King James VersionThe Lord’s Prayer appears twice in the KJV Holy Bible: in the Gospel of Matthew 6:9-13, and in the Gospel of Luke 11:1-4. The prayer which Jesus teaches his disciples and appears in the Book of Luke is slightly different than Matthew’s version, which appears below. One difference is that the last line of the prayer is……

The Lord’s Prayer: German Translation

Lord's Prayer in GermanGerman theologians such as Paul Tillich & Gerhard Ebeling have had a tremendous impact on what we call Progressive Christianity, their works being as vital and contemporary now as when they were written. In tribute to them and other German theologians, we offer the following German translation of the Lord’s Prayer……