The Lord’s Prayer

Tonya Trice   -  

I was never taught The Lord’s Prayer as a child; however, I learned it as a teenager – ironically in high school.  I know, it sounds odd that I was never “taught” The Lord’s Prayer, but I “learned” it.  You see, each morning during homeroom, via the loud speaker, students would hear the daily announcements, The Lord’s Prayer and observe a moment of silence.  If I recall correctly, the school system ended this practice in the late 80’s. 

It was important to me to teach my children The Lord’s Prayer, and that they learned it at an early age.  Fast-forward to today, I was curious whether my children remember me teaching them The Lord’s Prayer and whether they could recite it today.  As such, when I saw my youngest son recently, I asked him whether he remembered me teaching him The Lord’s Prayer.  He responded “yes I do” and without hesitation he spoke the words that brings comfort to so many:

Our Father

who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us, not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the Kingdom and the Power

and the Glory forever.  Amen.

I’ve been reading the book The Lord’s Prayer by Adam Hamilton in preparation the book study hosted by Wright’s Chapel.  The book study began on Tuesday, January 25th at 6:30 PM and will run for 5 weeks.  We will gather in-person at the church as well as online.  If you are interested in attending remotely, please reach out to me for additional information.  All are welcome!

I’ve been so blessed to support Wright’s Chapel online ministries and to worship remotely with each of you – this is what community is all about!  If church online is the way that your family and you worship each week, please let us know by completing the online connect card ( so we have your updated contact information.

With the amazing increase in attendance thorough online worship service at Wright’s Chapel, we’re excited to expand our outreach through online opportunities both within and outside of our community.  I’m humbled and excited to be supporting you as the Director of Connection for the ministries at Wright’s Chapel.  Whether you choose to worship with us in-person or online from your home in Virginia or another state/country, we’re here to support you.  Have a question about Wright’s Chapel?  Do you have an interest in learning more about the ministries at Wright’s Chapel and how you can get involved?  Feel free to reach out to me directly via email at or by phone or text at 540-604-0038.  I look forward to hearing from you.

As we enter the new year, I welcome you to invite friends or family members to attend worship service with you.  How great is it to have the option to attend worship service with loved ones remotely – from virtually anywhere!

I look forward to supporting you in our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world – together, we can.