A 15th-century French miniature depicts Jesus teaching the Our Father.
Photo: Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

‘The Lord’s Prayer’

Father and Mother of us all,
May all proclaim your worth.
Your kingdom come, your will be honoured
in heaven and on Earth. 

Give us today the things we need,
our shelter, our money, our food.
Forgive us our debts as we agree
to treat others as you would. 

Lead us in ways that do not tempt us
or put us to the test.
Save us from faults or compromise
that would rob us of our best. 

For you are the heart of the kindom,
your power and glory extend
through time and space forever and ever,
and so shall it be. Amen.

Lord’s Prayer translation and music © Alison Jones (Clark), 2016.