Central American Lord’s Prayer

In the name of Jesus

Our Father,
  who is in us here on earth,
holy is your name
  in the hungry
  who share their bread and their song.
Your Kingdom come,
  which is a generous land
  which flows with milk and honey.
Let us do your will,
  standing up when all are sitting down,
  and raising our voice
  when all are silent.
You are giving us our daily bread
  in the song of the bird
  and the miracle of the corn.
Forgive us
  for keeping silent in the face of injustice,
  and for burying our dreams,
  for not sharing bread and wine,
  love and the land,
  among us, now.
Don’t let us fall into temptation
  of shutting the door through fear;
  of resigning ourselves to hunger and injustice;
  of taking up the same arms as the enemy.
But deliver us from evil.
Give us the perseverance and the solidarity
  to look for love,
  even if the path has not yet been trodden,
  even if we fall;
so we shall have known your kingdom
which is being built for ever and ever.

Central American Lord’s Prayer


Do you think you are a king
    because you compete in cedar?
Did not your father eat and drink
    and do justice and righteousness?
    Then it was well with him.
He judged the cause of the poor and needy;
    then it was well.
Is not this to know me?
    declares the Lord.
But you have eyes and heart
    only for your dishonest gain,
for shedding innocent blood,
    and for practicing oppression and violence.

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