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The Lord's Prayer

(modern)


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.

 

(new english version - adopted by the Church of England in 1977)

 


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the lord's prayer
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The Lord's Prayer
introduction

Our Father Who Art In Heaven

the seven petitions


Hallowed be Thy Name
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy will be done
Give us this day our daily bread
Forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive them that trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation
Deliver us from evil

the doxology

For thine is the kingdom
The power and the glory
For ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

 

Line-by-line commentary on The Lord's Prayer


This section features the writings of three famous biblical theologians (Matthew Henry, Adam Clarke and Albert Barnes).

The prayer opens with addressing God as "Father who art in Heaven". There then follows seven petitions. The first requests are contected with the worship of God ("Hallowed be thy name") and His ways. The next four concern the needs of man - his physical ("Give us today our daily bread"), mental (with temptation) spiritual (against evil) and relational needs (forgiveness). The prayer then concludes with a doxology.


 

 

 

General Commentary on The Lord's Prayer


In this section of the website, we explore the Lord's prayer message and application through a number of well known biblical scholars and writers. The study by John Wesley considers that this prayer may be broken down into three sections - it contains a preface ("Our Father"), petitions ("Give us this day" etc), and a conclusion (the doxology).

The commentary on the prayer by John Calvin has been broken down into five sections (one for each verse in Matthew's Gospel). It offers some revealing insights into the Lord's prayer, and is worth reading for an in-depth analysis of this scripture.


 

 

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Wesley Study Notes
Matthew 6:9-13

Commentary by John Calvin
Lords Prayer Matt 6:9

Commentary by John Calvin
Lords Prayer Matt 6:10

Commentary by John Calvin
Lords Prayer Matt 6:11

Commentary by John Calvin
Lords Prayer Matt 6:12

Commentary by John Calvin
Lords Prayer Matt 6:13

Sermon by Charles Spurgeon
"The Fatherhood of God"

Sermon by Charles Spurgeon
"A Heavenly Pattern..."

Interpretation by
Alexander Maclaren - intro

Interpretation by
Alexander Maclaren - part 1

Interpretation by
Alexander Maclaren - part 2

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More about the commentaries in this section


In the notes from Charles Spurgeon's sermon on the Lord's prayer, he considers that this text is a model for prayer, rather than something to be recited word for word. For example, when considering our sins, time needs to be taken to cite our wrongdoings and name them. Spurgeon goes on to observe that the prayer is "Our Father" - there is a double relationship in the text, firstly with God as Father, and secondly with our brothers and sisters (the prayer is not "My Father"). He asks us to think about the wider meaning of this - that the poor, the outcast etc are all our brothers.

The basis for the second sermon by Charles Spurgeon is Matthew 6:10 - "Your will be done on earth as in heaven". Here he considers the will of God, that it was originally perfectly done (in Eden), and in the future will be. In the meantime, as we pray this prayer, we are to commit ourselves to doing the will of God on earth.

In this section you will also find an interpretation of the Lord's prayer by Alexander MacLaren. If you need some ideas for studying this prayer in your bible group, then there is also an excellent contribution by Phil Harper. Here you'll find some thoughts on what motivates us when we pray, and how we might seek to do the will of God as a community together.


 

 

About this site

 

www.lords-prayer-words.com began as a small project in 2007 with the aim of developing an online resource for people seeking to find out more about the Lord's Prayer. Initially this covered popular versions of the prayer and classic commentaries by the likes of Matthew Henry and Adam Clarke. The site was later added to by an extensive list of versions in different languages, (such as Russian and even Chinese!) and other resources, such as popular adaption's of the Lord's Prayer in music and song.

The website has since grown to become a wider resource about prayer, and seeks to encompass the rich heritage of the Christian faith, from the prayer life of the ancient Celts to modern day writings of the contemporary Church, and from across the varied traditions that exist within it, such as the Catholic, Anglican, and Methodist church denominations  The site covers many famous prayers, such as the "Serenity Prayer" and "The Lord is my Shepherd", as well as a section on how to pray to God and various prayer topics (for example, prayer for students and family life). Recently added this year is a new section covering events and occasions through the year, such as Easter prayers and Christmas blessings. You can visit any of these sections now by clicking on the links under the "main navigation" heading at the top of this page.

 

 

 

Prayer for Guidance

 

Are you currently seeking God's direction in life? If so you may find the following short film helpful. Featuring a modern prayer for God's guidance with uplifting images and music:-

 

 

 

This site's statement of faith

 

www.lords-prayer-words.com is rooted in traditional Christianity, and upholds the Nicene Creed as it's statement of faith. The content of this site seeks to reflect the writings of the various streams and denominations that exist within the present day Christian faith and to do so in a non-partisan way.

 

 

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