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Prayer Inspired by the Our Father

O OUR most holy FATHER,
Our Creator, Redeemer, Consoler, and Savior

WHO ARE IN HEAVEN:
In the angels and in the saints,
Enlightening them to love, because You, Lord, are light
Inflaming them to love, because You, Lord, are love
Dwelling in them and filling them with happiness,
     because You, Lord, are the Supreme Good,
          the Eternal Good
     from Whom comes all good
     without Whom there is no good.

HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME:
May our knowledge of You become ever clearer
That we may know the breadth of Your blessings
     the length of Your promises
     the height of Your majesty
     the depths of Your judgments

YOUR KINGDOM COME:
So that You may rule in us through Your grace
and enable us to come to Your kingdom
     where there is an unclouded vision of You
          a perfect love of You
          a blessed companionship with You
          an eternal enjoyment of You

YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN:
That we may love you with our whole heart by always thinking of You
          with our whole soul by always desiring You
          with our whole mind by directing all our
               intentions to You and by seeking Your
               glory in everything
          and with our whole strength by spending all our
               energies and affections
               of soul and body
               in the service of Your love
               and of nothing else
and may we love our neighbors as ourselves
     by drawing them all with our whole strength to Your love
     by rejoicing in the good fortunes of others as well as our own
     and by sympathizing with the misfortunes of others
     and by giving offense to no one

GIVE US THIS DAY:
in memory and understanding and reverence
     of the love which our Lord Jesus Christ had for us
     and of those things which He said and did and suffered for us
OUR DAILY BREAD
Your own Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ

AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES:
Through Your ineffable mercy
through the power of the Passion of Your Beloved Son
     together with the merits and intercession of the Blessed Virgin
               Mary and all Your chosen ones

AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US:
And whatever we do not forgive perfectly,
do you, Lord, enable us to forgive to the full
so that we may truly love our enemies
and fervently intercede for them before You
returning no one evil for evil
and striving to help everyone in You

AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION
Hidden or obvious
Sudden or persistent

BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL
Past, present and to come.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

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