lords 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 our daily bread and forgive us for our trespesses as we fogive those who trespress against us lead us not into tempation but deliever us from evil amen

What I have learned about the Our Father prayer:

2800 Praying to our Father should develop in us the will to become like him-that is perfectly good-and foster in us a humble and trusting heart.1

2797 Simple and faithful trust, humble and joyous assurance are the proper dispositions for one who prays the Our Father.2

Our Father-the father of all

2801 When we say “Our” Father, we are invoking the new covenant in Jesus Christ, communion with the Holy Trinity, and the divine love which spreads through the Church to encompass the world.3

Who are in heaven-who comes to live in the hearts of the just-those that give their neighbor their just due.

2802 “Who art in heaven” does not refer to a place but to God’s majesty and his presence in the hearts of the just. Heaven, the Father’s house, is the true homeland toward which we are heading and to which, already, we belong.4

Hallowed be thy name-may we give thanks for what he has done for us that makes his name hallowed, may we pledge to make his name hallowed by what we will do and have done. Adoration before supplication.

Thy kingdom come

Thy will be done-that all would follow his commandments

On earth as it is in heaven

Give us this day our daily bread-may we humbly accept we he gives us and not desire vanities.

Forgive us our trespasses-We seek His mercy and authority.
As we forgive those who trespass against us-you must forgive to be forgiven.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil-defend us from the evil one and here we are making a firm resolution to be a good person, to avoid evil and to do good.

For all of God’s children:

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. Amen.



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