The “Lord’s Prayer” is one of the most famous passages in the Bible. Many people know the words by heart. But the question is: how does the Lord’s Prayer affect you and me in our daily lives?
Our Father, Who Art in Heaven
Hallowed be, Thy Name
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be Done
On 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 forever
The Lord’s Prayer
No portion of the Bible is more frequently quoted by Christians than the prayer Jesus taught his disciples. The Lord’s Prayer is known to all churches, of all denominations in all parts of the world. It remains a shared element of worship and private devotion. It is also one of the strongest cords binding Christians to their Jewish heritage.
The Lord’s Prayer is a common name for the Our Father, which derives from the fact that it is the prayer that Christ taught to His disciples when they asked Him how to pray (Luke 11:1-4). The name “the Lord’s Prayer” is used more often today by Protestants than by Catholics, but the English translation of the Novus Ordo Mass refers to the recitation of the Our Father as the Lord’s Prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer is also known as the Pater Noster, after the first two words of the prayer in Latin.
The Lord’s Prayer has a collective and an individual sense. In a pastoral context, it can lead the individual believer to inner healing, transformation, faith, and redemption; with the result of a collective sense of merciful, sacrificing, restorative justice that forms a paradigm for restorative justice in a broken society. Ultimately the Lord’s Prayer ripples outwards from the supplicant’s own needs to the fulfillment of the love commandment towards God and other people. Moreover, with the use of the Lord’s Prayer in the pastoral guidance process, the counselee’s attention can shift from a problem-focused attitude to a life of justice, peace, and joy.
So with all of the turmoil and turbulence that can hit all of us in this life, it is very easy to sometimes get knocked off track in our walk with the Lord. So this prayer is a very good one to keep in your memory banks. Check more inspiring articles at Gospel Daily.
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