Probably the most familiar prayer for Christians is the Lord’s Prayer. I don’t remember anyone teaching it to me. It’s just something I picked up. Pretty sure that’s how my girls learned it too.
Week after week hearing it every Sunday in Church has helped them commit it to memory. About the only variation in the prayer is some will say “trespass” while others say the “debts”.
I learned it as trespass but I remember a few large family gatherings growing up where we’d say The Lord’s Prayer before the meal. Someone would say, “are we saying trespass or debts?” A decision was made but it seemed that someone would always goof it up anyway.
The Message is my favorite version of the Bible mainly because it’s easier for me to understand.
Today I thought I’d share Matthew 6:9-13 out of it. It’s The Lord’s Prayer in a way I had never read before.
Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what’s best—
as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You’re in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You’re ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.
It’s interesting to read a different take on it. What do you think of this version?