The Lord’s Prayer, oftentimes referred to as the “Our Father Prayer”, is perhaps the most popular prayer in all of Christianity.
It is known in many languages and is recited around the world.
There are several different versions of the “Our Father Prayer”, though the most popular is the Catholic version with the
doxology on the end:
The Lord’s Prayer
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 and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever.
Greek Version of the Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer was originally written in Greek, and all subsequent versions were translated from the Greek version:
The Original in Greek
Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς·
ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου·
ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου·
γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου,
ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς·
τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον·
καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν,
ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν·
καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν,
ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ.
When to Say The Lord’s Prayer
Many people say the Our Father prayer as a daily prayer either in the morning or in the evening. Most Christian congregations say the prayer once during the service.
I say this prayer whenever I’m feeling lost or without purpose. The prayer is so simple and short yet has such a nice flow to it. Whenever and wherever you say it, may God be with you when you do.
Watch this beautiful rendition of the Lord’s Prayer