The Lord's Prayer: Text/SMS

This Lord's Prayer is part of a project that includes dozens of languages. Read more here ↗.


This is part of a project that includes dozens of languages Read more here ↗.


R fthr who rt n hvn, hlld b thy nm.
Thy kdm come thy will b done on erth as it is n hvn.
Giv us ths day r dly bred
& 4giv us r dbts s we 4giv r dbtrs
& lead us not nto tmptn but dlvr us fr evl.
4 thyn is th kngdm & th pwr & th glry 4evr.

The above is simply one interpretation of how someone might send a text message of The Lord's Prayer. It's based on English, and we used 'debtors' because it was shorter to text. Feedback we've gotten so far on this SMS version is that it's cute but not really a language. Perhaps it can serve as a reminder, however, to keep up the conversation with God, daily, in whatever context we find ourselves.>

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