Here are two different versions of the Lord's Prayer. The first is a paraphrase. The second is a mimed version. Both could work very well in a variety of situations.

The mime version is taken from Dave's book, Telling Tales.

We suggest other ways to engage with the Lord's Prayer in worship in this idea and in this paraphrase.


Extract from the paraphrase:

Our Father, who lives in heaven,
we want to praise you
and say how wonderful you are.
May we do the things that you want us to do,
and do our best to live our lives
according to the values of heaven.

Please show us how to do this,
and give us all the things we need -
help us not to be selfish.

We are sorry for the times when we have been selfish;
in fact we are sorry for all the things
we have done wrong.
We remember all those who have annoyed us,
hurt us or upset us,
and we ask for your help to forgive them.

Please keep us away from
the things that are not good for us;
and help us when we want do the things that are wrong.
Help us to resist the temptations that distract us
but instead to focus on you -
and all the good things you do for us...


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