“Christian prayer is at its most characteristic when we find ourselves caught in the overlap of the ages, part of the creation that aches for new birth.
And the strange new promise, the point at which Christian prayer is marked out over against pantheism and Deism and a good deal else besides, is that, by the Spirit, God himself is groaning from within the heart of the world, because God himself, by the Spirit, dwells in our hearts as we resonate with the pain of the world. This isn’t the pantheistic getting-in-touch-with-the-heart-of-things. This is the strange, new getting-in-touch-with-the-living-God, who is doing a new thing, who has come to the heart of the world in Jesus precisely because all is not well and it needs to be put right, who now comes by his Spirit to the place where the world is in pain in order that, in and through us (those who pray in Christ and by the Spirit) the groaning of all creation may come before the Father himself, the heartsearcher (Rom. 8:27), the one who works all things together for good for those who love him (8:28). This is what it means to be ‘conformed to the image of his Son’ (8:29). This is what it means, within the present age, to share his glory (8:18, 30).”
– N.T. Wright, Simply Christian, p. 162.
“Our Father in heaven
Hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts, as we too have forgiven our debtors.
Do not bring us to the time of trial,
But rescue us from the evil one.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,
Now and forever. Amen”