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In this post you’ll learn the Lord’s Prayer (also known as the Our Father Prayer) and why it’s so powerful.
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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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:
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.
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.
The Lord’s Prayer is a short yet powerful prayer. It is one of the best-known and most repeated Christian prayers. According to Christian scripture, the Lord’s Prayer was given by Jesus Christ to his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:9–13).
This classic piece of scripture can be recited as part of personal devotion or during religious services. It is also often the subject of academic study or discussion for its literary structure and content.
The prayer comprises six requests made to God by Jesus from Matthew 6:9 through 13 in the New Testament. Its existence is attested to by epigraphy and other ancient documents, but it was probably first recorded in the fourth century.
Each phrase of the prayer offers a glimpse into the heart of our heavenly Father and serves as an opportunity to embrace His touch, His protection, and His provision in our everyday life.
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).
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.