sexta-feira, 12 de agosto de 2011

Pai Nosso em ingles...

 lavender in the front garden of our house

Things are calmer in England and the riots and looting have subsided but the consequences of those sheer criminal scenes are far from great. Among them some dead.

I’m leaving here today the prayer “Our Father” for those who would like to learn how to say that in English. The intention is not to preach nor brag about religion.

Curiosity: You that have English as your second language, do you say your prayers in English or using your mother tongue?

Our father
Who art in heaven
Hollowed 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.

During the mass I say all the prayers in English but for some reason the Our Father I have to say in Portuguese, while the whole church is going in English. I guess there are connections and feelings that only our mother tongue can bring and there is no code-switch good enough to work otherwise.

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