Title: Let All Who Pray the Prayer Christ Taught
Composer: Este's Psalmes, 1592; alt.
Author: Thomas H. Troeger, 1985
Scripture: Matthew 6:9 Luke 11:2-4
Theme: Life in Christ
1. Let all who pray the prayer Christ taught
First clear the cluttered heart.
Make room to breathe the living thought
Those well-worn words impart.
2. Dismiss the fear that this world drifts
With no one in command.
Your pulse and breath are signs and gifts
From God's attentive hand.
3. Refine and test each passing aim
Against this final one:
Has your life hallowed heaven's name
And has God's will been done?
4. Discard each vengeful hope that's fed
The dreams of wars you'll win,
Then freely ask for daily bread
And pardon from your sin.
5. Examine how temptation breeds
Inside the mind's dark maze,
Acknowledging that your life needs
Deliverance from its ways.
6. By faithful discipline prepare
An inward holy space
That when you offer Jesus' prayer
Your heart may fill with grace.