Our Father in heaven,

Abounding in love and mercy,

In our sorrows and joys,

Whom we worship alone,

Holy is Your Name

And honoured in our lives.

In our suffering or dying be honoured.

Your Kingdom come

In this world of sorrow and pain.

Let Your will be done

In heaven and earth

Through your persecuted Church.

Feed us with Your heavenly manna

That we may hunger no more.

In our sinfulness, let Your mercy and forgiveness abound.

Through the fiery heat of temptation

Let Your guiding hand lead us in right paths

That we may not deny Your Name, or bring You shame.

Deliver us from the schemes of the evil one

Who seeks to destroy Your beloved people.

Keep our eyes on Your glorious Kingdom,

As we wait expectantly for Your glorious reign in power

As our eternal King.


Excerpt from With the Eye of Faith – Meditation and Prayers

Dr Patrick Sookhdeo is the International Director of Barnabas Fund and the Executive Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life