SUNDAY GOSPELS

 

OUR FATHER

   Heavenly Father

Not just my Father, but our Father

Father of the living and the dead

Father of men and women of all conditions, cultures and races

Source of all good

Remind me I am to live as your child

 

Hallowed Be Thy Name

You allow me to be in communion with you

You have become a part of our world

Let me stand in reverence before you

And not allow the light of your name to be destroyed in this world

 

Thy Kingdom Come

Give me a listening heart

So that you, not humankind, may reign

Let us be yours Lord

Pervade us, live in us

 

Thy Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven

When God's will is done, Earth becomes Heaven

When it withdraws from the will of God,

It is merely Earth, the opposite of Heaven

The unity of my will with your will is the core of my very meaning

Let me come closer and closer to you So that God's will can conquer the downward pull of our selfishness and make us capable of the lofty height to which we are called

 

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

We pray for what we need to sustain us this day

For bread for ourselves and others too

Let me be satisfied with what I truly need and not worry or hoard for tomorrow

And we pray that our Bread, Christ, be given to us this and every day that we may not depart from his healing body

And Forgive Us Our Trespasses    As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us

I cannot ask for forgiveness from God unless I  am willing to forgive those who wrong me I must not merely forget, but overcome the evil done to me and actually forgive To humble myself as Christ humbled himself kneeling before his disciples to wash their feet To be deserving of forgiveness  

And Lead Us Not Into Temptation 

I know that I need trials so that my nature can be purified Please remember that my strength goes only so far Be close to me

with your protecting hand when it becomes too much for me Do not let me slip from your hands You alone know what I need to dampen my pride  

But Deliver Us From Evil 

I lose myself only when I lose God We pray from the depths

of our soul not to be robbed of our faith which enables us to

see God, which binds us with Christ Free us Lord from all

evils past, present and future By the intercession of all the saints, give Peace in our Day Come to our aid with your

mercy that we may be ever free from sin and protected 

from all confusion  

AMEN   


And Forgive Us Our Trespasses    As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us I cannot ask for forgiveness from God unless I  am willing to forgive those who wrong me I must not merely forget, but overcome the evil done to me and actually forgive To humble myself as Christ humbled himself kneeling before his disciples to wash their feet To be deserving of forgiveness   
And Lead Us Not Into Temptation I know that I need trials so that my nature can be purified Please remember that my strength goes only so far Be close to me with your protecting hand when it becomes too much for me Do not let me slip from your hands You alone know what I need to dampen my pride   
But Deliver Us From Evil I lose myself only when I lose God We pray from the depths of our soul not to be robbed of our faith which enables us to see God, which binds us with Christ Free us Lord from all evils past, present and future By the intercession of all the saints, give Peace in our Day Come to our aid with your mercy that we may be ever free from sin and protected from all confusion   
AMEN