The Lord's Prayer:
A Personal Version
Our Father in Heaven, we want Your Name to be holy, both in our lives and in the world You created. We want Your Kingdom to come and immerse our world. We hunger for Your justice to rule our lives. We long for Your ways to be followed among us and honored across the face of the earth, just like they are being done in heaven now.
Father, we cannot thank You enough for Jesus, who walked among us and gave His life for us so that we can be forgiven. Now, Your story continues when we forgive others in the same way that You forgive us.
Each day, we desperately need Your help. Protect us from times when we are faced with trials, temptations and times of testing. Reach out with Your power and compassion to rescue us from the evil that still infects our world.
This is the story that defines our lives. Amen.