Lords Prayer–adapted

(adaptation by Bret Hesla)

Gracious Spirit,
Who loves us like a mother.
Whose realm is blooming among us now. And within.
We pray that your compassion guide us in every action.
Give us what we need for each day,
And help us to be satisfied with the miracle of that alone.
Forgiver, whose embrace brings us to wholeness without our asking,
May we reconcile ourselves to one another in humility.
And may we cancel the crushing debts that imprison our neighbors
So that communities of joy and health may flourish.
May we neither profit from nor ignore evil.
But ever work to thwart it with nonviolence
As we co-create the realm of peace in this world.
Now and each day.

Based on the Lord’s Prayer. Adapted by Bret Hesla. © 2004. From Worship In The Spirit of Jesus: Theology Liturgy and Songs Without Violence © 2004 by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer and Bret Hesla. Wipf and Stock.