Lord’s Prayer, The

Lord’s Prayer, The

The traditional name for a prayer given by Jesus to his followers. It is found in different versions in (Matt 6:9-13) and (Luke 11:2-4). The version in Matthew is longer, consisting of an address and seven petitions. It is embedded in the Sermon on the Mount (Luke 5:1-7:29), where Jesus cites it as an example of prayer that is devoid of the “empty phrases” and “many words” that characterize the prayers of the Gentiles (Matt 6:7). In Luke, Jesus’s disciples ask him to teach them to pray, and Jesus recites the Lord’s Prayer in response. This version is shorter, consisting of an address and only five petitions.

Matt 6:9-13

9“Pray then in this way:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.10Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.11Give us this day our ... View more

Luke 11:2-4

2He said to them, “When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.3Give us each day our daily bread.4And forgive us our sins,
for we ourse ... View more

Luke 5:1-7:29

Jesus Calls the First Disciples
1Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God,2he s ... View more

Matt 6:7

7“When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words.

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