Lord’s Prayer: A contemporary interpretation by Rev. James Burklo

I am a big believer and proponent of the Lord’s Prayer. In times of struggle or when the fires of my faith were dim I have always found solace in the prayer Jesus taught. I recently took part in a video church service and discovered this progressive take on the classical prayer.

Dear One, closer to us than our own hearts, farther from us than the most distant star, you are beyond naming.

May your powerful presence become obvious not only in the undeniable glory of the sky, but also in the seemingly base and common processes of the earth.

Give us what we need, day by day, to keep body and soul together, because clever as you have made us, we still owe our existence to you.

We recognize that to be reconciled with you, we must live peaceably and justly with other human beings, putting hate and bitterness behind us.

We are torn between our faith in your goodness and our awareness of the evil in your creation, so deliver us from the temptation to despair.

Yours alone is the universe and all its majesty and beauty.

So it is, Amen.

Rev. James Burklo

If you’d like to read more about him here is the link!