The Lord’s Prayer Book

The Lord’s Prayer for Daily Life

Lord's Prayer in Modern EnglishThe Lord’s Prayer for Daily Life was published in 2008 and is a modern meditation on the Lord’s Prayer. In exploring the Lord’s Prayer, the book 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 thought-provoking 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 Bible study classes free from dogma. It is a book that can be enjoyed by people of all faiths.

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.

The Lord’s Prayer for Daily Life

Part 1: Lord’s Prayer Commentary

Lord’s Prayer Introduction

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 (Part II)

Chapter 10: And lead us not into temptation
Overcoming our pride

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

Part 2: The New Century Gospels

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.

1) Gospel of Matthew
2) Gospel of Mark
3) Gospel of Luke
4) Gospel of John

The Lord’s Prayer for Daily Life 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.

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