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Lord's and Episcopal Prayer

After the Eucharistic prayer, everyone joins in praying the words taught known as the Lord's Prayer.  Although some people maintain that the only valid form of prayer is informal or extemporaneous, Jesus taught a form prayer when he taught his disciples how to pray (Luke 11:1-4).

Episcopalians follow Christ's example in using form or set prayers in our worship of God.  The prayers of the worship service in the Episcopal tradition are those of the Body of Christ rather than any one individual.  They are drawn from the Holy Scriptures.  The Holy Spirit inspires the writing and the selection of prayers some of which are recent and others are ancient.  The tradition of the faith lives and breathes through the work of God. 

 

And now, as our Savior
Christ has taught us,
we are bold to say,

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.