MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on November 11, 2013: @David Stone1: Thank you, and also thank you for the the squidlike. On the other hand, we know that God is a spirit, neither male nor female. It was not a time for flowery language. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on September 21, 2019: FRa, I am sorry to be so very long in replying to your comment. Thanks again. You're in charge! Another Catholic version I've seen says, "...and keep us from the evil one" instead of "... and deliver us from evil". I have to say, I agree with you. Over the years, after incorporating many readings into my daily prayer and meditation time, I have learned that there is more than one version of this beautiful prayer. a time … There Are More Versions of This Prayer Than I Knew. For we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. I agree with you completely. I did not receive notification of it. � ��*�fz��\+���I��aD���9�y��et�;)_C6����B41�� Your presence fills all of Creation. "Hallowed be your name," is a component of most Jewish prayers. Some of those things are not related to The Lord's Prayer, nor to prayer in general, so they are outside the scope of this lens. This is our family Bible, handed down from my parents. By the time I was eight or nine years old, I could recite The Lord's Prayer by rote, along with The Apostle's Creed, the Doxology, the alphabet, and the multiplication tables. When we say "forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us", what we are saying is that we want God to forgive us in the way and amount that we have forgiven others. stream She lives in coastal Alabama. Thanks for visiting. It is one complete sentence. I was one of those children. Breath of Life, In whom we live and move and have our being, 1. by all created beings. a version from a New Zealand prayerbook. Today may our bellies be full, Our hearts warm, And our fellowship open. This one leaves out a lot of the text. a poem/prayer version by George Ella Lyon It is similar to the way in which you might forgive a monetary debt: You may decide to tell the person that you have "forgiven" the debt. What if we haven't forgiven someone? There are many given reasons in the Bible when God will not hear our prayers. strengthen us. Because it is Satan that leads up into temptation, not God. In my daily prayer and meditation time, I have developed a more open two-way communication with God. I prayed The Lord's Prayer and the Serenity Prayer repeatedly. Thanks for sharing the different versions. The Lord's Prayer is used by all Christians. Anglo-Catholic Prayers. I have done a lot of reading about prayer and relationships with God and Jesus over the last 9 or 10 years, and I have learned a lot. Thank you for visiting this page and sharing my experience with prayer and meditation. - that to forgive does not mean to pretend something never happened. So, maybe "she/he" is a what or a which, after all. That is what happened for me. Thank you for sharing this with us. The words "lead" and "guide" are used interchangeably and mean the same in some instances. Disturb Us Lord. Keep us alive with three square meals. Thanks for sharing it. I know they sometimes are, but they should not be. It is not a Catholic prayer, so no problem there. Why? Your realm is within the human heart. Ah, that's a good question. an embodied dance anthem version. p. 45. When I pray the Lord's Prayer, I envision the words on how they would be expressed makes me concentrate on what I'm saying with meaning and feelings. At present there are at least five English versions of the Lord's Prayer in use in the UK.