Biblical References: Luke 11:1-13, 18:9-14; Matthew 6:4-14, 7:7-11
Tune: Traditional American melody; harmony by Edwin Othello Excell, 1900 ("Amazing Grace")
Alternate tune: CRIMOND, Jessie Seymour Irvine, 1872; harmony by Thomas Cuthbertson Leithead Pritchard, 1929 ("The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want")
Text: Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
Copied from Gifts of Love: New Hymns for Today's Worship by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (Geneva Press, 2000).
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Hymn Use Permission: Gifts of Love: New Hymns for Today's Worship by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (Geneva Press, 2000) includes a permission note for those who own this book to use this hymn (along with the 44 other new hymns in the book) in their local church's worship services. People who do not own Gifts of Love are asked to contact Carolyn (firstname.lastname@example.org) for permission to use the hymn and to get a copy of the hymn formatted for worship bulletin use.
The Lord's Prayer and Creation Care: A Litany of Confession by Carolyn and Bruce Gillette
- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
See! Now is the Time!
LYONS (10.10.11.11) ("O Worship the King, All Glorious Above!")
A new hymn for Ash Wednesday
- Isaiah 58:1-12
O God of Love, The Fast You Choose
KINGSFOLD (22.214.171.124 D) ("Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples")
- Psalms 51
O God, Be Merciful To Me
CRIMOND (126.96.36.199) ("The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want")
Book: Songs of Grace
This hymn, based on Psalm 51, can be a sung prayer of confession.
- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
When You Are Praying
NEW BRITAIN (188.8.131.52) ("Amazing Grace")
CRIMOND (184.108.40.206) ("The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want")
Book: Gifts of Love
Jesus' teaching on prayer, including the Lord's Prayer.
- Matthew 6
Don't Show Off Your Giving
ASH GROVE (220.127.116.11.6.11 D) ("Let All Things Now Living")
- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Ash Wednesday Comes and, Lord, We Hear
TALLIS' CANON (18.104.22.168) ("All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night")
A hymn written for Presbyterian Outlook magazine for Lent 2011
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How often do you say the Lord's Prayer? How often do you think about the words? A number of recent books offer many helpful insights into this prayer. While the Lord's Prayer is known by many by heart, these new books will give new insights into this prayer that will deepen one's prayer life and increase one's faithful living.
- "When You are Praying" was written to celebrate Jesus' teachings on prayer. The Study Catechism of the Presbyterian Church (USA) offers new contemporary insights to the continuing relevancy of the Lord's Prayer for today (see Study Catechism's questions 120 — 134) (PDF file) along with the Apostles' Creed and the Ten Commandments.
- The Lord and His Prayer by N. T. "Tom" Wright. Wright is one of the most influential Christian writers today. He is an outstanding biblical scholar who has served as a pastor and bishop, so he brings a wealth of insights in this short book.
- Rediscovering The Lord's Prayer by Arthur R. Simon. A Lutheran pastor brings challenging insights to the Lord's Prayer from his years of faithful service leading Bread for the World; he shows that this is a prayer that guides our living in the world.
- Feasting on the Word Year C: Pentecost and Season after Pentecost 1 Propers 3-16 edited by David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor. This outstanding series offers theological, pastoral, exegetical and homiletical perspectives on each of the lectionary texts. The writers for Luke 11:1-13 (Jesus' teachings on prayer) are the outstanding theologian Douglas John Hall, the gifted preacher Cynthia Jarvis, Matthew L. Skinner (NT professor at Lutheran Seminary) and James A. Wallace (preaching professor at Catholic University).
- The Lord's Prayer by Tim Ladwig is a wonderful children's book with beautiful illustrations that should be given to every church and public library for young readers and people of all ages. This is a book that parents and grandparents should read together with the children they love.
- The Lord's Prayer for Today by William J. Carl. A popular preacher and pastor (now Pittsburgh Seminary's president and preaching professor) offers thoughtful insights for everyone on the prayer and Christian life.
- Lord, Teach Us: The Lord's Prayer and the Christian Life by William H. Willimon and Stanley Hauerwas. A gifted Methodist pastor/university chaplain (now bishop) and a top Christian ethicist who previously co-authored Resident Aliens now look at the prayer's meaning for Christians today.
- Teaching the Lord's Prayer by Delia Halverson. A gifted church educator offers creative ideas for teaching the prayer.
- A Christian Primer: The Prayer, the Creed, the Commandments by Albert Curry Winn is a very readable book filled with new insights into the pillars of the faith: The Lord's Prayer, The Apostles' Creed, and The Ten Commandments. Carolyn has given this book to new members in her church.
- The Lord's Prayer: What the Bible Tells Us About the Lord's Prayer by William Barclay. This beloved writer on the Bible offers insights on Jesus' prayer.
- Prayer by Karl Barth (50th Anniversary Edition). The great theologian's insights into Jesus' prayer continue to speak today; this edition includes some of his pastoral prayers as well as other theologians' essays about Barth's theology of prayer.
- The Lord's Prayer: Praying with Power (New Community Bible Study Series) by John Ortberg, Kevin G. Harney, and Sherry Harney. Written by the dynamic leaders of church ministry across the country, this Willow Creek series explores life-changing topics from a biblical perspective.
- The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord's Prayer by John Dominic Crossan: A popular writer offers his unique perspective on the prayer.