Fellowship Groups

The Lords Prayer was the subject of the  groups held in the winter

Below are the various versions that were discussed.

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Aramaic Retranslation

O Breathing Life, your Name shines everywhere!
Release a space to plant your Presence here.
Imagine your possibilities now.
Embody your desire in every light and form.
Grow through us this moment’s bread and wisdom.
Untie the knots of failure binding us,
as we release the strands we hold of others’ faults.
Help us not forget our Source,
Yet free us from not being in the Present.
From you arises every Vision, Power and Song
from gathering to gathering.
Amen


The Message

Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what’s best —
As above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
You’re in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You’re ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.


Naitive American

O Great Spirit,


You are our Shepherd Chief in the most high place.


Whose home is everywhere, even beyond the stars and moon.


Whatever You want done, let it also be done everywhere.


Give us Your gift of bread day by day.


Forgive us our wrongs as we forgive those who wrong us.


Take us away from wrong doings.


Free us from all evil.


For everything belongs to You.


Let your power and glory shine forever. Amen.


New Zealand Prayer Book

Eternal Spirit
Earth-Maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all.
Loving God, in whom is heaven.
The hallowing of your name echoes through
the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples
of the earth!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom
sustain our hope and come on earth.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love,
now and forever.
Amen.


NIV

Our Father in heaven,


hallowed be your name,


your kingdom come,


your will be done,


On earth as it is in heaven.


Give us today our daily bread.


And forgive us our debts,


as we also have forgiven our debtors.


And lead us not into temptation,


but deliver us from the evil one.

For the Kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,

Now and for evermore.

Amen