'The Lord's Prayer'
The Lord's Prayer is the prayer that Jesus
taught his disciples, when they asked him
how they should pray.
Most Christians know the prayer by heart in their own language,
and it is used today by every Christian tradition, though there are
sometimes minor variations in the wording.
It has a place in every Anglican act of worship,
and forms a pattern for prayer for Christians:
We bless God and pray for our world,
our communities and our lives to be shaped by God's will;
We pray for daily needs to be met,
For forgiveness for wrongdoings, strength to resist temptation and
protection from danger.
There are two versions commonly used in the Church of England -
in Contemporary and 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.
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.