A colleague of mine, Brian Brandsmeier, has crafted what he calls "The Mindfulness Version of the Lord's Prayer" and has graciously permitted us to share it. For a prayer that many of us say at least once a week, sometimes the words can cease to have much meaning as we slip into rote recitation. Often during Lent our church will use a different version of the Lord's Prayer each week just to tune our ears once again to its message. We'll definitely be adding Brian's version to our list and I'd encourage you to see how this prayer might resonate with your youth:
Holy Presence, your name is truly sacred. May your vision for the world be realized, and may your will be done in our lives as it is in heaven. Provide us with the goodness of food and remind us to enjoy it mindfully. Forgive us for the times that we have rushed through life, not noticing the small miracles around us. And please forgive those who haven’t had enough time to notice us. Lead us all into abundant life in the here-and-now of our lives, and lead us away from the busyness that makes us live too far in the past or future. For the here-and-now Kin-dom, here-and-now power, and here-and-now glory are yours this moment and forever. Amen!
Brian and his wife Sara describe themselves as "two mystics on a journey of faith and discovery" and regularly post thoughtful liturgy and original music on their blog. I encourage you to check it out.