Easter Seasonal Interest

“And forgive us our trespasses . . .”

A reading for Holy Week from Rainer Oberthür’s Our Fathera picture book explanation of the Lord’s Prayer, illustrated by Barbara Nascimbeni.

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And forgive us our trespasses

In this life, we see both light and shadow,
truth and lies,
good and evil.
We see both right and wrong,
even in our own lives.
We want what is good, but we don’t always do it.
Give us courage to look for your goodness
and let it grow in us.
We can be sure that you will never turn your back on us, no matter what.

Interior illustration by Barbara Nascimbeni for Our Father

As we forgive those who trespass against us

You forgive us,
and so we also want to forgive other people.
Even if we know we are right, we won’t reject them.
We won’t bring up old hurts,
and we will learn to trust even those
who have harmed us in the past.
We will share your hope and your love.
In this small way, we can show others what you are like:
you are the God of new beginnings.

Interior illustration by Barbara Nascimbeni for Our Father

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Learn more about Our Father in our Five Questions interview with illustrator Barbara Nascimbeni, and order the book today!

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