The Lord’s Prayer

This prayer attributed to Jesus Christ is widely known. It is offered in different interpretations.


(New Zealand Maori version)

Eternal Spirit, Life Giver, Pain Bearer,
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 people 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 that we need for today,
feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another,
forgive us.
In times of temptation and test,
strengthen us.
From Trials 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


Multi-faith Lord’s Prayer

Great Universal Spirit, awesome source of all Love, creativity and acceptance;
I pray as your blessed child, inheritor of your inner energy source of all virtue and grace.
It is my intention to emulate your grace and acceptance of me in my daily interactions with all people and this planet.
I am so appreciative of all the gifts you freely give me daily, the bodily needs of bread and water, my senses and loving relationships.
In the same way you always forgive my trips and slips, so I intend to be caring and non-judgmental towards myself and all those I encounter, paying forward compassion and forgiveness.
Help me to hold this intention, and not be corrupted by my own desire to control.
My spirit is a part of your eternal loving presence and as I absorb this reality, your love will more brightly shine through me.

The Lord’s Prayer
The Message

Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what’s best— as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You’re in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You’re ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
help us to honor your name.
Come and set up your kingdom,
so that everyone on earth
will obey you,
as you are obeyed in heaven.
Give us our food for today.
Forgive us for doing wrong,
as we forgive others.
Keep us from being tempted
and protect us from evil.

Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Matthew 6:9-13