OUR FATHER'S PRAYER: LEARN THE PRAYER JESUS TAUGHT

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The prayer of the Our Father is the prayer known worldwide. It spans various religions and is the main Christian prayer taught by Jesus Christ. See the origin, the archaic version, the interpretation, and how to pray this famous prayer that Jesus taught.

THE ORIGIN OF THE LORD’S PRAYER

Two versions of the Our Father’s Prayer occur in the New Testament as an archaic formation: one in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 6: 9-13) and the other in the Gospel of Luke (Luke 11: 2-4). See below:

LUKE 11: 2-4 SAYS:

“Dad!

Blessed is your name.

Come your kingdom.

Give us each day our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins,

because we also forgive

to all who owe us.

And don’t drop us

within Temptation.”

(Luke 11: 2-4)


MATTHEW 6: 9-13 SAYS:

“Our Father who art in heaven!

Blessed is your name. Thy kingdom come.

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our

daily bread. Forgive our debts,

just as we forgive

to our debtors. And don’t drop us

within Temptation,

but deliver us from evil,

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.

Amen.”

(Matthew 6: 9-13)


Prayer Our Father is at the center of Scripture, called the “Lord’s Prayer” or the “Church Prayer.” St. Augustine explained that all prayers in the Bible, including the psalms , converge on the seven requests uttered by the Lord’s Prayer. “Go through all the prayers in the Scriptures, and I do not think you can find in them anything that is not included in the Lord’s Prayer.”


INTERPRETATION OF THE MEANING OF OUR FATHER’S PRAYER

Check out the interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer, sentence by sentence:

Our Father, Who art in heaven

Interpretation: Heaven is where God is, Heaven does not correspond to a place but designates the presence of God that is not bound to space or time.


Hallowed be Thy Name

Interpretation: Sanctifying the name of God means placing it above all.


Your kingdom come to us

Interpretation: When we speak this phrase, we ask Christ to return, as He promised, and for God’s empire to be definitively imposed.


Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Interpretation: When we ask God’s will to be imposed, we ask that what happens in heaven will happen on earth and in our hearts.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Interpretation: Asking for daily food makes us people who expect the goodness of the Father in material and spiritual goods.


Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Interpretation: The merciful forgiveness we give to others is inseparable from what we ourselves seek.


Lead us not into temptation

Interpretation: We are in danger every day of denying God and falling into sin, so we ask you not to leave us helpless in the violence of temptation.


But deliver us from evil

Interpretation: “evil” does not refer to a negative spiritual force, but evil in person.


Amen.

Interpretation: So be it.


HOW TO PRAY THE LORD’S PRAYER

Make the sign of the cross and say:

“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.

Your kingdom come to us.

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.”

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