Sermon preached by Jessica Vazquez Torres
Matthew 6:9-13
Preached at the More Light Worship Service as part of GA-223
First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis
June 17, 2018

The Maori translation of the Lord’s Prayer, from the New Zealand Book of Worship:

Eternal Spirit,

Earth-maker, Pain bearer, Life-giver,

Source of all that is and that shall be,

Father and Mother of us all,

Loving God, in whom is heaven:

The hallowing of your name echo through the universe;

The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world;

Your heavenly will be done by all created beings;

Your commonwealth of peace and freedom

sustain our hope and come on earth.

With the bread we need for today, feed us.

In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.

In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.

From trial too great to endure, spare us.

From the grip of all that is evil, free us.

For you reign in the glory of the power that is love,

now and forever. Amen.