The Lord’s Prayer appears in two of the four Gospels: Matthew (6:9-13) and Luke (11:2-4).
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.
The Lord’s Prayer appears in two places in the Bible. In the book of Luke, Jesus was praying , apparently by himself, and when he had finished one of the disciples asked him, “ Lord , teach us how to pray the way John taught his disciples,” referring to John the Baptist.
When Jesus first teaches the prayer he says when you pray say ” Our Father “. All prayer has to acknowledge our need of forgiveness and our need to forgive. So it’s not so much that there would be other ways of saying it, we say those words simply because Jesus told us to.
Luke’s version of the Lord’s Prayer appears to be simple because it is shorter than Matthew’s version and it is shorter than the version that most people are familiar with. In general, prayer is not simple and Luke’s version of the Lord’s Prayer is not simple either.
The most common prayer among Christians is the ” Lord’s Prayer “, which according to the gospel accounts (e.g. Matthew 6:9-13) is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray.
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.
The basic forms of prayer are adoration , contrition , thanksgiving and supplication, abbreviated as A.C.T.S. The Liturgy of the Hours, the seven canonical hours of the Catholic Church prayed at fixed prayer times, is recited daily by clergy, religious and devout believers.
” Pray then like this: ‘ Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.'”
Jesus ‘ name in Hebrew was “Yeshua” which translates to English as Joshua.
Jesus taught, “When you pray , do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men … but when you pray , go into your room, close the door and pray to your father who is unseen.”
Set prayers The Lord’s Prayer is recited in most Christian services and is a prayer which Jesus used to help teach his followers to pray . The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6: 5-13) is the most important Christian prayer . It also enables those who receive Holy Communion to welcome Jesus into their hearts.
Two millennia ago, history often was handed down by word of mouth before being put into writing. As a result, Catholics living in the eastern half of the Roman Empire usually added the doxology while those in the western half believed the “ Our Father ” as said during today’s Mass was sufficient.
Saying the words do you no good. However, Jesus Christ taught his disciples to pray with those words, so inherently within them is truth which needs to be applied to our lives. As we shape our lives around the values taught in the Lord’s Prayer , we align ourselves with God’s great purpose for this world.