The Lord's Prayer – what do we really mean?

The Lords Prayer

All. Our Father who art in heaven.

C. Don’t say ‘Father’ if you do not behave like a son or daughter. Don’t say ‘Our’ if you only think of your self.

All. Hallowed by thy name

C. Don’t say ‘Hallowed’ if you do not honour that name.

All. Thy Kingdom come

C. Don’t say ‘Thy Kingdom come’ if you are weighed down with material goods

All. Thy will be done

C. Don’t say ‘Thy will be done’ if you do not accept the hard bits

All. On earth as it is in heaven

C. Don’t say ‘as it is in heaven’ if you only think about earthly matters

All. Give us this day our daily bread

C. Don’t say ’Our daily bread’ if you have no concern for the hungry or the homeless

All. Forgive us as we forgive those who trespass against us

C. Don’t say ‘Forgive us our trespasses’ if you remain angry with someone

All. Lead us not into temptation

C. Don’t say ‘Lead us not into temptation’ if you intend to continue sinning

All. But deliver from evil

C. Don’t say ‘Deliver us from evil if you are not willing to make a stand against injustice

All. For thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen

C. Don’t say ‘AMEN’ without considering the words of your prayer!