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The Lord’s Prayer, Continued

In finding the version of the Lord’s Prayer that works for you or your church, there are many possibilities.  You can decide to adopt a version in modern language, like the ones here.  Or you can modify the language in the traditional version to make it more in keeping with progressive practices; for example, substituting the traditional “Our Father” with “Our Father/Mother” or “Our Creator”.  At my church we’ve started to say “Hallowed be thy names.”  What a difference an “s” makes!  The understanding that God has many names and that all of them are sacred and all of them have something to teach us, is a hallmark of progressive Christianity.