THE LORD’S Prayer is a Christian prayer read at most major Church of England ceremonies.
The Lord’s Prayer is said at many church services and its roots come from the gospels of Matthew and Luke in the Bible’s new TestamentCredit: Alamy
What are the words to the Lord’s Prayer?
Here are the words:
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.
Where does the Lord’s Prayer come from?
The original text for the Lord’s Prayer is found in two slightly different versions in the New Testament in the gospels of Matthew and Luke.
They can be found in the Bible at Matthew chapter 6 verses 9–13 and Luke chapter 11 verses 1–4.
The passage from Luke is the prayer most widely used by the Church of England today.
It is the version that was adapted by the early Christian communities from the two Gospel texts, and was taught in this form to new converts.
The final sentence, giving glory to God, is called the doxology but the Lord’s Prayer is occasionally said without it.
Are there two versions of the Lord’s Prayer?
There are several versions of the Lord’s Prayer but there are two commonly used in the Church of England today.
These are in contemporary and traditional language.
The contemporary version substitutes you for thy and sins instead of trespasses.
The contemporary Lord’s Prayer reads as follows:
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.
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