Stations of the Disciple’s Prayer

This Sunday we’re doing something I’m really excited about. We are going to set up “stations” around the meetinghouse to interact with the Disciple’s prayer in some creative and participative ways. After that, we will have a time of extended unprogrammed worship.

The Disciple’s Prayer:

“Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.”(Matthew 6:9-13)

The Mennonite Prayer:

Abba Father God, Bless your holy name.

Let your reign come now, Let your desires be carried out.

Bring your peace to birth, As in heav’n, so on Earth

Give us bread, daily; Free us, as we free.

When the way is hard, Be our guide and guard.

Your rule, power; and praise Reign supreme, always.

Query:

  • What is the most meaningful part of the prayer for you and where you are at in your life right now?

Activity:

  • If you could envision movements, and other physical ways to embody the petitions in this prayer, what would you do? Go through the prayer and draw up images, physical movements, etc. that help you express this prayer in a visceral way.
  • Write up your own paraphrase of the prayer and share it on the blog and/or bring it to meeting for worship for possible sharing.