The Lord's Prayer

When his disciples asked Jesus, "Teach us to pray," this is what he taught them.

Christians throughout the centuries have used 'The Lord's Prayer' in their prayers, and as a pattern for prayer. Many learn it by heart, and use it as part of their daily prayer routine, as well as turning to it at times of great need when other words just won't come.

Contemporary language

Traditional language

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.