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Our Father: Musical Settings of the Lord’s Prayer
To round off our commentary on the Our Father, we come to the ways it has been set to music.
Our Father: Doxology: For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.
Doxology” comes from the Greek words “Doxa” and “Logos” which mean “Glory” and “Word”. Doxology is thus a word of
Our Father, ‘As we forgive those who trespass against us’
It almost comes as an afterthought during prayer. And yet it is not. "Forgiveness is the most underrated virtue", a
Our Father: ‘Forgive us our trespasses’
God creating man, by Michelangelo
Our Father: Give us this day our daily bread
The eyes of all creatures look to you and you give them their food in due time (Ps. 145(144):15) This verse from the
Our Father: Thy Kingdom come
In this part of the Our Father we echo that well known invocation Marana tha - Come, Lord Jesus.
Our Father: Hallowed be thy name
A Dominican friend from Panama suggested to me that the English translation of the Our Father is the worst of
Our Father: Who Art in Heaven
How close is Our Father to us? It is a common experience in prayer, and in the spiritual life generally,
It is an act of audacity to call God ‘Our Father’. Although God as creator is in a sense ‘Father’
Our Father: a new commentary on the Lord’s Prayer
It is not always easy to find the right words to pray. This was the problem facing Jesus's own disciples,