Wednesday 25th November: ‘Our Father’ Banned from Cinemas

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Reflection

The advertising company for the major cinema chains in the UK has banned an advert which show people praying the Our Father (also known as The Lord’s Prayer after Jesus, the author of the prayer). The company stated: “Some advertisements – unintentionally or otherwise – could cause offence to those of differing political persuasions, as well as to those of differing faiths and indeed of no faith,”

Asked for a response to the ban, Downing Street spokesman told a media briefing that Mr Cameron “thinks it is ridiculous”.

As a Christian school which regularly prays the Our Father, what do you think?

Prayer

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;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

Amen.