The Lord's Prayer
In our services we use the Lord’s Prayer given in the Gospel of Matthew (Chapter 6 verses 6-13). This differs slightly from the one most people are familiar with – namely, we ask forgiveness of our 'debts’ rather than ‘trespasses’.
On Sunday the prayer is led by the Second Reader with the First Reader giving the spiritual interpretation written by Mary Baker Eddy – as below:
Our Father which art in heaven,
Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, —as in heaven, so on earth, — God is
Give us this day our daily bread;
Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And Love is reflected in love;
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from
sin, disease, and death.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, pages 16 and 17