This creative story is written in a roleplay reading format and mirrors Pastor Rick Warren’s sermons on The Lord’s Prayer. It is designed to be read aloud, like a play, without memorization, in a special role-play format for multiple readers. Each character’s dialogue appears in a different color to help readers easily identify their roles. Each person reads from his or her own copy of the book or shares with another reader. In this engaging fictional story, five modern-day characters find themselves in a situation and realize they need to pray. As they say the Lord’s Prayer together, they become vocal about their own worries, regrets, and uncontrollables. As they try to interpret the prayer, they realize they can find God’s solutions to all their struggles entrenched within it.
With contemporary dialogue interwoven within the seven powerful messages that make up The Lord’s Prayer, this story brings a practical perspective to which readers of all ages can relate making it ideal for families, teens, and adults. Because it can help anyone appreciate the meaning and purpose behind this profound prayer, it also makes an inspiring performance or Bible study for any church, ministry, or small group. 30 bible references are included throughout the story.
Dianna Cleveland, a member of Saddleback Church, has been a reader’s theater author and developer for more than 12 years, is the founder of Playbooks, Inc., and is considered to be one of the foremost experts on reader's theater in America.
Pastor Rick Warren, whose sermons are the inspiration for this story, is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA, one of America's most influential churches.