Remember that you’re invited to take time out each night at 8pm to pray in our current situation and light your candle
Tonight we ask you to pray the same prayer, the Lords Prayer.
Say the meditation below, light your candle, then say the prayer Jesus taught us.
Lord’s Prayer Meditation
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.”