A Lord's Prayer based response to 9/11

by Robert Nguyen Cramer *


How by praying the Lord's Prayer [1]

we can celebrate God's power and presence in spite of violent acts of terrorism and counter-terrorism

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Mat 6:9 (TEV) - Our Father in heaven: May your holy name be honored;

Mat 6:10 [3] (TEV) - may your Kingdom come; may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Mat 6:11 (TEV) - Give us today the food we need.

Mat 6:12 (TEV) - Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us.

Mat 6:13 (TEV) - Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One.

Some footnotes

In the verses of the Lord's Prayer above (from the Today's English Version), the bold words represent the words that were in the original texts of Luke's version of the Lord's Prayer. Many biblical scholars have concluded that Luke's version more nearly represents the original Lord's Prayer that Jesus first taught his disciples in Aramaic.

* To read Robert Nguyen Cramer's account of and response to his having been about 1000 feet from the World Trade Center when the first airliner hit the first tower on September 11, 2001, see

To explore other relevant links, browse "Overcoming terrorism and revenge" at

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