Sometimes, rather than share thoughts, I use these morning devotions to share resources. This morning, I am going to share with you a re-write of the Lord’s Prayer. It was shared with those of us who gathered last night for LCM-C.
Tuhina read it for us, but it was tough in one reading to catch the words. So, even those present last night might benefit from having it in print.
A familiar prayer in new language provides us the opportunity to hold on to that which has sustained us through the years while bringing it into the circumstances of our lives today.
The prayer was prepared and used by University Lutheran Chapel, Berkley, CA.
Earth-maker, Pain bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven.
The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom
sustain our hope and come on earth!
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
From trails too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love,
now and forever. Amen.