As we concluded our time together at High Leigh, Haddon Willmer offered this reading of the Lord’s Prayer from a ‘different perspective’.
Deliver us from the evil – of ever giving up praying this prayer
- whatever the pressure of temptation.
Deliver us from losing the ‘our’ to make the Father ‘mine’.
Deliver us from claiming the Kingdom now rather than steadily praying for it to Come.
Deliver us from seeking the Father in heaven as though he has abandoned the earth
- where there is stomach hunger for missing daily bread
- where there is sinning up to seventy times seven
Deliver us from escaping the Father’s house to seek our misfortune in the far country
Rather let us ever and again find our way back to our Father’s welcome feast with all the household
So let his name, Father, be credible, to all in all things for ever