Paraphrase of "Our Father"
O Most Holy Our Father: Creator,
Redeemer, Consoler and Our Saviour.
Who art in Heaven: in the Angels and in the Saints;
enlightening them unto knowledge, since Thou, Lord, art Light;
inflaming them unto love, since Thou, Lord, art Love;
indwelling and filling them unto blessedness,
since Thou, Lord, art the Highest, the Eternal Good,
from whom is all good, without whom nothing is good.
Hallowed be Thy Name:
may the knowledge of Thee in us be made bright,
so that we may know, what is the breadth of Thy kindnesses,
the length of Thy promises,
the sublimity of Thy Majesty
and the depth of Thy judgements.
Thy Kingdom come:
so that Thou may reignest in us by grace
and makes us come unto Thy Kingdom,
where vision of Thee is made manifest,
love of Thee made perfect,
company with Thee blessed,
enjoyment of Thee everlasting.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven:
so that we may love Thee with our whole heart
thinking of Thee always,
with our whole soul desiring Thee always,
with our whole mind directing unto Thee all our intentions,
seeking Thy honour in all things
and with all our strength expending our every strength
and sense of soul and body in submission
to Thy love and nothing else;
and may we love our neighbours as ourselves
drawing all to Thy love to the extent of our abilities,
rejoicing over the good things of others just as over our own
and compassionating them in evils
and giving offence to no one.
Give us this day, Thy beloved Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ, our daily bread:
to remember and understand and reverence the love
-which He had for us-
and those things, which He did, said or endured for us.
And forgive us our debts:
by Thy ineffable mercy,
through the virtue of the Passion of Thy beloved Son
and by the merits and intercession of the Blessed Virgin
and all Thy elect.
As we forgive our debtors:
and what we do not fully forgive,
may Thou, Lord, make us, fully forgive,
so that we may truly love our enemies for the sake of Thee
and intercede devoutly for them with Thee,
returning to none evil for evil
and striving to advance all unto Thee.
And lead us not into temptation:
hidden or manifest, sudden or importune.
But deliver us from evil:
past, present, and future.
Glory to the Father, ....
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