PRAYERS

The Lord's Prayer: Our Father Which Art in Heaven (KJV)

by Ryan Hart

Updated on December 10, 2019

In this post you’ll learn the Lord’s Prayer (also known as the Our Father Prayer) and why it’s so powerful.

In fact:

This traditional prayer had a huge impact on my life when I was going through a tough time recently.

Ready to learn the Lord’s Prayer?

Let’s get started!

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Where is the Lord's Prayer Found in the Bible?

You may be familiar with this prayer because it appears in the books of Matthew and Luke in the Bible. More specifically, the Lord’s Prayer is found in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4.

Here is the King James Version of the prayer:

The Lord’s Prayer: Matthew 6:9-13 Version (KJV)

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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer: Luke 11:2-4 Version (KJV)

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

What is the Lord’s Prayer?

The Lord’s Prayer was a prayer said by Jesus as an example of how to pray to God.

The start of the Lord’s Prayer always begins with “Our Father which art in heaven…”

In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus teaches his disciples the correct way to pray. He says when you pray you should go into your room, closet, or private place, close the door, and pray to your Father who is unseen. If you pray like this you will be rewarded.

Jesus reminds his disciples that you do not need to say much in your prayers. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. In other words, keep your prayers short and sweet.

Finally, Jesus explains that if you want your sins forgiven, you must forgive others for their sins (or trespasses).

Related: The Lord’s Prayer Explained Verse by Verse

Now It's Your Turn

So now that you’ve learned what the Lord’s Prayer is and why it’s so special, I’d like to hear from you.

When did you first learn the Lord’s Prayer?

What does the Lord’s Prayer mean to you?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.