Responsive Lord’s Prayer — David Pickering, UK

Our Father [Creator], who art in heaven …

You are also at home in the air, soil, forests and oceans,

Hallowed be your name …

By the care we take of your creation,

Your kingdom [realm] come …

All that you see is good,

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …

Your will to till and care.

Give us this day our daily bread …

That all may have sufficient to live life in fullness

Forgive us our trespasses …

Our greed, our exploitation, our lack of concern for other species and for future generations,

As we forgive those who trespass against us…

By reconciliation with justice and peace.

Lead us not into temptation …

The temptation to equate dominion with exploitation,

And deliver us from evil …

The evil of destroying your gift of creation

For yours is the kingdom [realm] …

Yours, not ours,

The Power and the Glory …

In the cross and the resurrection,

For ever and ever …

You were the beginning and you are the end.

This prayer was first published by Eco-Congregation in 2000.  David has given Worship Words permission to share it.