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.
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
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
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
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.