A Short Prayer Service with The Lord’s Prayer

Getting back on track of doing some work on the Lord’s Prayer I thought I would offer a simple prayer service we used for small group a while back.   This could work as a personal time for reflection or for small groups, and can be changed and modified to your own liking.  This is set up to have multiple participate and can involve a meal if you want to go for a longer meeting.

ALL: Our Heavenly Father many your name be sanctified

Person in the group: Consider the ways we can pray this prayer in three forms: inward, upward and outward.

[Allow for silence]

Person in the group: How can I come to a place where your kingdom is evident in me?  How can it become evident in us?

[Allow for Silence]
ALL: Your kingdom come, your will be done.  On Earth as it is in heaven.

Person in the group:  Do I seek to share my resources, belonging and food with those who need it?  Am I available to share daily bread with others?

ALL: Give us this day our daily bread.

[For Quakers: sharing  a “common??? meal together at this point would be appropriate, For other groups who do it symbolically you could go that route during this time]

Person in the group: What do I owe you God?  And What debts Have I incurred against you and others?

ALL:  Forgive us our debts as we have forgiven our debtors.

[Allow for silence]

Person in the group: When do I let temptation overcome me?  Where do I see myself in the Garden of Gethsemane?

ALL: Lead us not into temptation, but rescue us from evil.

[Allow for closing silence]


You are free to us and change this as you would like.

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