A Humble Interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer

hardesty headshotAlthough I was raised in a Midwestern fundamentalist Christian church, I left Christianity behind in my 20s, feeling that it offered me no sustenance. For another 30 years I searched for God in other religions and other spiritual practices. So it’s kind of funny that now, I seem to have come full circle. I’m constantly noticing some powerful Christian teachings. A prime example is the Lord’s Prayer.

My personal interpretation (in quotations):

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
“Divine – your very name saves me.”

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
“We’re entering into the Golden Age when people will finally come to know you en masse.”

Give us this day our daily bread.
“Please grant us your wealth consciousness.”

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who’ve trespassed against us.
“Please heal all our relationships.”

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
“Save us from getting lost in negative thoughts.”

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
“Divine – you are everything. Praise to God.”


-Linda Hardesty

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  1. Jude says:

    I love the simplicity and unity consciousness of this interpretation. Thank you!

  2. Let me encourage you to read your Bible, pray, be involved in your Church and with other believers and non-believers .but most of all .remind yourself of the Gospel, each day! This will humble yourself because you ll realize daily that you can t do this on your own and you need Jesus more than anyone else you know. That helps give you the right perspective to truly love and serve others!

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