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Posts Tagged: Lord’s Prayer
Through Lent we have meditated on the words of the Lord’s Prayer. In our worship today we remember key moments in Jesus’ ministry and in those final days leading up to his crucifixion by Roman authorities.
Debts, trespasses, or sins–how does the word we choose to pray affect our experience of praying The Lord’s Prayer? If debt is closer to the way in which Jesus might have offered this prayer, how does that shape our understanding of the petition, “Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors”? And when it… Read more
Give us this day our daily bread. It’s here the prayer takes a turn, with a focus on something we understand: bread. Or do we? Through the centuries Christians have reflected on this petition, with varied conclusions. Listen as we dig into what Paul Ricoeur called the surplus of meaning within the metaphor of daily… Read more
If there was any doubt about the radical nature of the Lord’s Prayer, the petitions “Your kingdom come, Your will be done” make clear the prayer has a universal scope. What are we asking when we pray for God’s Kingdom on earth? What is Jesus demanding of us when we pray for God’s will to… Read more
In churches around the world the Lord’s prayer is introduced with words close to these, “As our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say…Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” Why would we need boldness to pray a prayer, so common in Christian worship, known and beloved by untold numbers? N.T…. Read more