There are some very old school words in our prayer, scripture and even hymns. While I do prefer the more modern versions of the Bible, it’s comforting to hear or read words that I grew up with. The Lord’s Prayer is probably the prayer most littered with thee’s and thou’s. Let’s see how it compares with present language.
The Lord’s Prayer (King James Bible)
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer (The Message Bible)
Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are. Set the world right; Do what’s best— as above, so below. Keep us alive with three square meals. Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others. Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil. You’re in charge! You can do anything you want! You’re ablaze in beauty! Yes. Yes. Yes.