When I pray 'OUR’, help me to ensure that my life and faith have room for others and their needs.

When I pray 'FATHER’, help me to demonstrate this relationship to God in my daily life.

When I pray 'IN HEAVEN’, help me to ensure that that my main interests are not in earthly things.

When I pray ‘HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME’, help me to strive, with God’s help, to be holy.

When I pray ‘YOUR KINGDOM COME’, help me to demonstrate the ways of God’s kingdom in my daily life.

When I pray ‘YOUR WILL BE DONE’, help me not to be self-willed or resentful of God’s claim on my time, my talents, my resources and myself.

When I pray ‘ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN’, help me to be ready to give myself to God’s service, and the service of others, here and now.

When I pray 'GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD', help me to be thankful for all that I have and to share my plenty freely with my neighbour.

When I pray 'FORGIVE US OUR SINS', help me to recognise the greatness of God’s love, and the grace that redeems me and sets me free.

When I pray 'AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN AGAINST US', help me to forgive those who wrong me, and to harbour no grudges, so that I may fully experience forgiveness myself.

When I pray 'LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION', help me to recognise and avoid those situations where I am tempted to do wrong.

When I pray 'DELIVER US FROM EVIL', help me to take a stand against evil through my prayers, my words and my actions.

When I pray 'THE KINGDOM IS YOURS', help me to be willing to obey the King in all things.

When I pray 'THE POWER AND THE GLORY ARE YOURS', help me to understand that I cannot, therefore, seek power and glory for myself.

When I pray 'FOR EVER AND EVER', help me to see things in their eternal context, and not be anxious about each day’s affairs.

And when I pray ‘AMEN’, help me to recognize that I am saying before God and my neighbour, “Cost what it may, this is my prayer.”


The Lord's Prayer (Contemporary)

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

The Lord's Prayer (Traditional)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

A Prayer for the Church

O God, in whose sovereign power rests everything in heaven and earth, take hold of your church today that, in every parish in this Diocese, we may be led humbly in the paths of holiness and boldly in the ways of witness, that many may be found as new disciples of Jesus Christ and learn to live joyfully in the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.