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The Lord's Prayer
(The text from Matthew 6:9-13)

9 Let this then be your prayer:

Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.

10 Let your kingdom come. Let your pleasure be done, as in heaven, so on earth.

11 Give us this day bread for our needs.

12 And make us free of our debts, as we have made those free who are in debt to us.

13 And let us not be put to the test, but keep us safe from the Evil One.


(Matthew 6:9-13 from the Bible in Basic English - BBE - New Testament published in 1941)

Prayer is a force as real as terrestrial gravity. As a physician, I have seen men lifted out of sickness by the power of prayer. It is the only power in the world that overcomes the laws of nature.

Alexis Carrel (1873-1944) French surgeon and biologist