The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)
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by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

READER 1 Our Father, who art in heaven,
READER 2 You who are a loving and disciplining Parent to us,
READER 3 You who dwell in heavenly glory,
READER 1 Hallow-ed be your Name,
READER 2 May your Name be held in awe by men
READER 3 As holy and set apart and righteous.
READER 1 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
READER 2 May your Reign be complete
READER 3 May your purposes
READER 2 Though long-delayed
READER 3 Be finally accomplished,
READER 2 As completely here on Planet Earth
READER 3 As they are in heaven above where you dwell in glory.
READER 1 Give us this day our daily bread.
READER 2 Supply us, Lord, the food we need,
READER 3 The food we need today.
READER 2 We don't ask enough bread for the foreseeable future,
READER 3 So that we needn't be continually dependent upon you,
READER 2 But enough bread for today,
READER 3 For our daily hunger
READER 2 Today.
READER 3 And for those needs of all kinds that we experience today.
READER 2 Today.
READER 1 Forgive us our debts,
READER 2 Our sins,
READER 3 Our trespasses,
READER 2 The great unpayable debt we owe you because of our sins.
READER 1 As we forgive our debtors.
READER 3 In the same way that we forgive those who owe us greatly.
READER 2 To the degree that I forgive, O Lord,
READER 3 To that degree forgive me.
READER 1 And lead us not into temptation,
READER 2 Don't allow us to be tempted so greatly that we fall away from you,
READER 3 but deliver us from evil,
READER 2 Deliver us from the evil one,
READER 3 The tempter
READER 2 The deceiver
READER 3 The evil one.
READER 2 Help us, Lord,
READER 3 For we rely upon you.
READER 1 For Thine is the Kingdom,
ALL The Kingdom
READER 1 And the glory,
ALL All the glory,
READER 1 And the power,
ALL All the power,
READER 1 Forever
READER 2 Forever
READER 3 For ever and ever.
READER 1 Amen.
READER 2 Let it be so, Lord.
ALL Amen.

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