Living the Prayer

The everyday challenge of the Lord's Prayer

Trystan Owain Hughes

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What are we really saying when we say the Lord's Prayer?

What are we expecting?

Living the Prayer is a fresh perspective on the Lord's Prayer. Rooted in the Bible as well as in contemporary culture, it explores how this prayer can radically challenge and transform our daily lives. Contained in the prayer's seventy words is a fresh and innovative way of viewing, and acting in, the world that is as relevant now as it was 2000 years ago. The author shows that this revolutionary prayer demands that we don't remain on our knees, but, rather, that we work towards making God's topsy-turvy, downside-up kingdom an everyday reality.



  • Our Father, in heaven
  • Hallowed be your name
  • Your kingdom come, your wlil be done, on earth as in heaven
  • Give us today our daliy bread
  • Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us
  • Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evli
  • For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and for ever




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Author info

Trystan Owain Hughes is the Director of Ordinands for the Diocese of Llandaff and priest-in-charge of Christ Church, Roath Park, Cardiff, Wales. Since being ordained, he has become particularly interested in making theology and spirituality relevant to today's church. He is the author of the 2013 BRF Advent Book Real God in the Real World. Trystan has also been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 and is on the theological commission that assists the bench of Welsh Bishops.


Book details

  • ISBN: 9780857466235
  • Published: 17 November 2017
  • Status:
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
Bible Reflections for Older People - January 2016
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