12 Apr About The Lord’s Prayer Book
The Living Hour (The Lord’s Prayer for Daily Life) 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. In exploring the Lord’s Prayer, the Living Hour takes you below the surface meaning of Jesus’s words and his larger teachings to discover fresh interpretations of the metaphors and parables contained in the Gospels.
The book’s commentary is supported by over 200 Gospel book citations and includes contemporary cultural, psychological, and literary references. The work is thus perfect for discussion groups and progressive Bible study classes.
How to Read the Footnotes
As you read the Lord’s Prayer book online, you can hover your mouse over the red footnote number and a popup box with the Gospel citation will appear. You also can click on the footnote numbers to be taken to the supporting Gospel passage at the bottom of page. Then click on the arrow at the end of the Gospel passage footnote to be taken back to where you were reading.
You can read the Lord’s Prayer book online now by clicking on the following chapters.
Part 1: Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Our Father who art in heaven
Understand our relationship to God
Chapter 2: Hallowed be thy name
Understanding God’s identity
Chapter 3: Thy kingdom come
Understanding God’s kingdom
Chapter 4: Thy will be done
Understanding God’s will
Chapter 5: On earth, as it is in heaven
Understanding God’s divide
Chapter 6: Give us this day
Gathering the moment at hand
Chapter 7: Our daily bread
Gathering our inheritance
Chapter 8: And forgive us our trespasses
Removing our hindrances
Chapter 9: As we forgive those who trespass against us
Removing our hindrances
Chapter 10: And lead us not into temptation
Removing our hindrances (Part II)
Chapter 11: But deliver us from evil
Overcoming our ego
Chapter 12: For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever, amen.
Understanding God Time
The New Century Gospels
The Living Hour: The Lord’s Prayer for Daily Life includes our newly edited version of the canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) titled The New Century Gospels. This is a contemporary version of the Gospels which uses the “Twentieth Century New Testament” as its primary resource. Subsequent edits were made after careful consideration of the King James’ Bible and the current forms of modern English usage. The resulting text brings the story and teachings of Jesus to life for all readers, regardless of their faith.
The Living Hour will challenge your preconceptions and help you acquire new perspectives on The Lord’s Prayer, Christianity, and a life of faith, while also encouraging you to ask new questions and seek fresh answers within the context of your own experience.