The First Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer may be regarded as a brief summary of the acts of

worship which come after it. Much care is required in order to use its

familiar words with due devotion. When it is used, as here, for

Praise, the following may be taken as examples of the thoughts which

should accompany its several phrases.

Our Father, God is Love.

Which art in heaven, God is

Hallowed be Thy Name, God's Holiness.

Thy Kingdom come, God's Power.

Thy Will be done, God's Perfectness.

In earth as it is in heaven, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord

God Almighty.

Give us this day our daily Every good gift is from

bread, above.

Forgive us our trespasses, The mercy of the Lord

is from everlasting to


Lead us not into temptation, Thou art about my path

and about my bed.

Deliver us from evil, With power He commandeth

the unclean spirits, &c.