Still digging through the pile of notes I made after Greenbelt.
I think the comment which sparked this off was by Richard Burridge, but it might not have been!!
Reverse the Lord’s Prayer, what would that sound like? Not the words, but the meaning. I remember the comment, and the first line, however, he didn’t carry on and complete the job, so i’ve done it for him!
Here’s the original, just to remind you 😉
Who is in heaven,
Hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
On earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread,
and forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us,
Save us in the time of trial,
and lead us not into temptation
for the kingdom, power and the glory are yours,
now and forever, Amen
And here’s the reverse version…
Who is on earth,
your name is unknown,
your kingdom’s got no chance,
your will is ignored,
On earth and probably in heaven as well (wherever that is).
Give us today everything we don’t need,
but don’t forgive our sin,
because we’re not about to forgive others.
There is no time of trial except our struggle for more wealth,
and we like temptation, it fuels our greed.
For the Power the Kingdom and the Glory belong to those who seek it
now, and until someone dies trying to make a difference, Amen