OUR FATHER: PARAPHRASED BY SAINT PETER JULIAN EYMARD

 

Our Father Who art in Heaven
    in the heaven of the Eucharist,
    to You Who are seated on the throne of grace and love,
    be benediction, and honor, and power and glory for
    ever and ever!

Hallowed be Your Name
    first in ourselves, through the spirit of
    Your humility, obedience, and charity.
    May we in all humility and zeal
    make You known, loved, and adored by all men
    in the Holy Eucharist.

Thy kingdom come
    Thy Eucharistic kingdom.
    Rule Thou alone forever over us
    for Your greater glory
    through the power of Your love
    and triumph of Your virtues
    and the grace of a Eucharistic vocation
    in my state as a layman.
    Grant us the grace and mission of Your holy love
    so that we may be able to effectively extend
    Your Eucharistic kingdom everywhere
    and realize the desire you expressed:
    "I have come to cast fire on the earth;
    and what would I, but that it be kindled?"
    Oh! that we might be the incendiaries of this heavenly fire!

Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven
    grant us the grace to find all our joy
    in wanting You alone,
    in desiring You alone,
    and in thinking of You alone.
    Grant that by denying ourselves always
    and in all things,
    we may find light and life
    in obeying Your good, acceptable, perfect Will.
    I will what You will.
    I will it because You will it.
    I will as You will it.
    I will it as long as You will it.
    Perish our thoughts and desires
    if they are not purely
    from You, for You, and in You.

Give us this day our daily bread
    You are our Eucharistic Lord
    and You alone will be our food and clothing,
    our riches and glory,
    our remedy in illness,
    and our protection against all evil.
    You will be all things to us.

And forgive us our trespasses
    Forgive me Jesus, for I am sorry for all my sins
    just as they stand in Your eyes.

As we forgive those who trespass against us
    For anyone who has offended us in any way,
    with our whole heart we forgive them
    and desire for them the gifts of Your love.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
    Deliver us Jesus, from the demon of pride,
    impurity, discord and complacency.
    Deliver us from the cares and worries of life
    so that with a pure heart and a free mind
    we may joyfully spend our life
    and devote all that we are and all that we have
    in the service of our Eucharistic Lord.

Amen.
    In You, O Lord Jesus, have I hoped;
    let me not be confounded forever.
    You alone are good.
    You alone are powerful.
    You alone are eternal.
    To you alone be honor and glory,
    love and thanksgiving
    forever and ever.

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