May 2019

Reflecting on The Lord’s Prayer

Wednesday lunchtimes 12.30 – 1pm
1, 8, 15 & 22 May 2019
at St Lawrence Church, The Square, Winchester

1 May Kingdom Come – ‘Our Father’ – a Jewish prayer?
Brian Pickett
The Rev’d Brian Pickett, a retired priest in Romsey, served first as a Methodist, then Anglican, in parish work and hospital chaplaincy.  He is a retreat leader, spiritual director and Oblate of the Sisters of Bethany in Portsmouth, where he leads study days on spirituality.  After reading German and Classics, he researched in Hebrew, and has written on the German women mystics (The Heart of Love, 1991) and the Psalms (Songs for the Journey, 2002).  Syriac spirituality continues to be an inspiration, encouraged by a sabbatical in Kerala and Syria with Liz, his wife and fellow priest.
  • The talk was introduced by the Rev’d Amanda Goulding.  To listen again, click the ‘play’ button (grey triangle in the player bar below).

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8 May The Riddle of the Lord’s Prayer
Angela Tilby
The Rev’d Canon Angela Tilby is Canon Emeritus of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, and Honorary Chaplain of Portsmouth Cathedral.  She is a theological educator, writer and broadcaster, whose contributions to ‘Thought for the Day’ on BBC Radio 4 and her various published writings have been much valued over many years.
  • Due to a technical problem, Angela Tilby’s talk was not recorded.  However, she kindly provided her script for the talk ( PDF).
15 May Praying the Prayer
Peter Lippiett
The Rev’d Canon Dr Peter Lippiett is retired and lives in Twyford, married to Maggie, occupied in grandparenting, gardening, travelling, camper-vanning, cooking and spiritual direction.  He has worked as a general practitioner, parish priest, and retreat house warden, and before retirement was Spirituality Adviser to Portsmouth Diocese.
22 May Lead us not into Temptation
Elizabeth Stuart
Professor Elizabeth Stuart joined the University of Winchester in 1998 as Professor of Christian Theology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Theology and Religion.  She became Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer in 2005 before being appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in August 2008, and then First Deputy Vice-Chancellor in January 2013.
  • The talk was introduced by Nigel Close.  To listen again, click the ‘play’ button (grey triangle in the player bar below).

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Series prayer
from Matthew 6. 9-13 in various translations
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. Amen.
NRSV Anglicised
Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are. Set the world right; Do what’s best — as above, so below. Keep us alive with three square meals. Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others. Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil. You’re in charge! You can do anything you want! You’re ablaze in beauty! Yes. Yes. Yes.
The Message
Our Father in heaven, may your name be held holy, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven those who are in debt to us. And do not put us to the test, but save us from the Evil One.
New Jerusalem
Our Father in heaven, let Your name remain holy. Bring about Your kingdom. Manifest Your will here on earth, as it is manifest in heaven. Give us each day that day’s bread — no more, no less—And forgive us our debts as we forgive those who owe us something. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. But let Your kingdom be, and let it be powerful and glorious forever. Amen.
The Voice

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