The Lord's Prayer Corrected (if mission is stricken)
This creative and deadly insightful version of The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) appeared in the 1912 missionary publication, The Korea Mission Field. My thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Moffett for spotting this gem. I've reproduced it as it was printed.
THE LORD'S PRAYER CORRECTEDFor the use of the man who doesn't believe in Missions.
Our Father Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name.
Will be done on Earth
it is in Heaven.
us (me) this day our (my) daily bread.
us (me) our (my) debts,
we forgive our debtors.
us (me) not into temptation,
us (me) from evil:*
Thine is the Kingdom,
the glory, . Amen.
* Interestingly, the 1912 version didn't strike the words "from evil" (which I have). Perhaps in 1912 an acknowledgement of evil was so pervasive no one would have linked it with mission?