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  • Writer's pictureNancy Moelk

Expanded Version of the Lord's Prayer

Have you said the Lord's Prayer? Are you aware of what it means to us? Here is an expanded version of it that will help you embrace the immensity of what we are declaring as we recite it!

An Expanded Version of the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father

What makes You such a great father?

I belong to you. You adopted me. You created me. I have your DNA. You love me unconditionally. You have a vision for my life. You put potential inside of me and are helping me develop it. You train me. You mentor me. You teach me your business. You model your Ways. You hand me the keys to the shop when I am ready. You give me a great inheritance. You put me in a family!

Who art in heaven

Thank you for heaven. Thank you for the Holy Spirit. Thank you for the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for the Father.

So what is heaven like? I am sitting up there with Christ in the heavenly places.[1] Wow. Thank you for the Angels. Thank you for the heavenly host. Thank you for the cloud of witnesses and all the elders. Thank you for Moses and Elijah and John and Paul, etc. Thank you for the sea of glass around you below Your throne and the emerald rainbow around it. Thank you for the Four living creatures: the lion, the ox, the eagle, and the man.[2] Thank you for the Seven spirits of God: The Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of wisdom, the Spirit of understanding, the Spirit of council, the Spirit of might, the Spirit of knowledge, and the Spirit of the fear of the Lord.[3] Thank you for the archangels: Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel.[4]

Hallowed be thy name

Emanuel: God with us. The light of the world. The prince of peace. Jehovah Shama, the God who is always there..

  • ELOHIM. My Creator.

  • JEHOVAH. My Lord God.

  • EL SHADDAI. My Supplier.

  • ADONAI. My Master.

  • JEHOVAH JIREH. My Provider.

  • JEHOVAH ROPHE. My Healer.

  • JEHOVAH NISSI. My Banner.

  • JEHOVAH MAKADESH. My Sanctifier.

JEHOVAH TSIDKENU, My Righteousness


Thy kingdom come

What does that look like? Your way. Your holiness. You’re undiluted truth. Your righteousness. Your justice. Your power. Your loving kindness. You thoughts and ways.

Your will be done

Bring an alignment, cleansing and restoration of ALL things.

In earth

In my cells. In my organs. In my thinking. In my feeling. In my choosing. In my marriage. In my family. In my neighborhood. In my church. At my work. In my county, in my state and in my country. In government. In schools. In businesses. In nature. In media, art and culture.

As it is in heaven.

In every dimension that exist. Let everywhere I am connect to be a reflection of what exists in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Open our eyes to see that everything that we have is from you. Help us trust you to give us what we truly need even if at times it doesn’t look like what we want. Help us live in the moment by moment being fed by you like a hummingbird that keeps coming back again and again to take a sip all day long.

And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.

Wash us from the sins that we know we are doing and then the very many that are hidden from us that we are not aware of-- particularly our presumption. Forgive us for every lie we have ever believed about You, ourselves or others. Help us to see how kind you are to us in being willing to forgive us our sins by the blood of Christ. And then in seeing that kindness to be willing to forgive others. Cleanse us from resentment, bitterness, resignation, and hopeless despair. And every other negative result of not being able to forgive.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil

How easy it is for us to go astray. How quickly we turn to other gods. Or make ourselves our own God. Guide us away from folly. Don’t let us keep following our own designs which lead to destruction.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

Your kingdom is within me. I am a portal of your kingdom to this world. All the riches of Christ Jesus, and his inheritance of already been deposited in me.


An Expanded Version of the Lord
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[1] See Colosians 3. [2] See Revelations 4. [3] See Isaiah 11. [4] Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are mentioned in the Bible. Uriel is called an archangel in the apocryphal books of 2 Esdras and Enoch and in some ancient Jewish writings.


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