The Lord's Prayer
This page brings together a number of contemporary versions of the Lord's Prayer as recorded in Matthew's gospel.
N.B. if you're just looking for a modern Anglican version of the prayer (e.g. without the "Thee's and Thou's) then please jump to this page instead.
• The Message Version of the prayer in Matthew's Gospel (one of the most poetic and creative modern day versions of the scriptures is "The Message" by Eugene Peterson.)
• The New Living Translation version seeks to capture complete thoughts (rather than just the specific words) of the original manuscripts and translate these into contemporary and natural English.
• The Contemporary English Version is a translation published in 1995 that aspires to making the scriptures easily understood by all. It is one of the best bible versions for reading out loud (in small groups or in services etc).
•The Good News Translation (more commonly called the "Good News Bible") translates the original texts into simple and clear everyday English. As such it is a popular choice for children and learners of English. Less poetic than The Message and the NLT.