Our Father Prayer
Let’s pray Our Father 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,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Lord’s Prayer, also called Our Father, Latin Oratio Dominica or Pater Noster, Christian prayer that, according to tradition, was taught by Jesus to his disciples. It appears in two forms in the New Testament: the shorter version in the Gospel According to Luke 11:2–4 and the longer version, part of the Sermon on the Mount, in the Gospel According to Matthew 6:9–13.
Meaning and Explanation Our Father Prayer
Our Father which art in heaven
“Our Father which art in heaven” means we’re praying to our Heavenly Father who lives in heaven. God likes it when we call Him Father, and He wants us to talk to Him just like we talk to our own father. God is our loving Father, and we are his special children.
Hallowed be Thy name
“Hallowed be Thy name” means God’s name is holy and special. Even though God wants us to call him our Father, he is still God, and He is to be respected and honored.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” If we think about where God lives, we know it’s pretty great. The Bible says that in heaven there will be no more crying, God will live with us, and there will be no hunger or hurt there. This part of the prayer says let God’s kingdom come and let God’s will be done on earth, both just like it is in heaven. This means we are praying that people would live in peace and love one another, the way it is in heaven. It reminds us that we should be living the way God wants us to everyday.
Give us this day our daily bread
“Give us this day our daily bread” means give us today all that we really need. Keep in mind that these are things that we can’t live without. We don’t need video games and princess dolls to survive. Those are the things that we want; we need food, water and shelter. We ask God to provide for us because we love and trust Him.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” This next part of the prayer is asking for forgiveness for our mistakes. Forgiveness means that we are sorry for something we’ve done, and we don’t want to do it anymore. But we also need to forgive people who have done wrong to us. Sometimes others hurt us very badly, so we need to ask God to help us forgive them. If we forgive others, God will forgive us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” It is sometimes very tempting to do something you’re not supposed to. This part is really neat because it asks God to help us to know the right thing to do, to protect us against the evil that is in the world, and keep us away from it.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
“For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.” The last part of the prayer is the best part! For Yours is the kingdom means that Heaven will last forever and will always be God’s. God also has all the power and all the glory FOREVER! It makes me happy knowing that God will never die, and He’s the strongest and greatest. With God we will always win! Amen means “so be it.” We are asking for this to be the ways things are.
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