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THE LORD'S PRAYER OUR Father, which 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

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1 Shawn Bose = "Traditionally, this prayer was taught to the disciples of Jesus as part of the Sermon on the Mount. "
2 John S = "A truncated version of the Lord's Prayer also appears in Luke 11."
3 John S = "In Matthew, a proper translation of the Greek leads to the English use of "debts and debtors," whereas in the Lukan version of the Lord's Prayer, the Greek word used is more akin to the English "sin" or "trespasses." Thus, the varied recitations of the prayer from denomination to denomination."
4 Michael W = "This particular prayer, above all, other prayers spoken or written is the most recognized by nearly all walks of faith and doctrines.  It contains qualities of confidence, order, devotedness and humility.Jesus recited The Lord’s Prayer as a reference if you will – a pattern of “how” to pray. A foundation of knowing God, before we can  say our prayers with strength of heart and confidence and know God hears us. Jesus never intended for us to recite the Lord’s Prayer like a chant.  It was an example to teach us about Him and about our need for Him to learn to approach God with above all else respect and some degree of humility and with completeness of love.  It is for us to declare what we believe to be God’s holiness and His sovereignty as we close with the words “amen”.  I have always understood those words to mean “make it so”.  I have found that if declared when we pray that we truly believe God has heard all our petitions that He will in His love and with His sovereignty “make it so”."
5 Stephanie C = "Our Father (Creator) which are in heaven, or art in heaven art:creating,creation) in heaven. Holy is your name, Your kingdom will come your will and commands will be done on earth and also therefore in Heavens gates. Give us this day our daily knowledge, and forgive us our debts, we will also forgive our debtors. Keep us from being lead into temptations. Deliver us from all evils. For this is the kingdom, power and glory for ever. "
6 Stephanie C = "In this prayer, which is therefore one of the holiest of prayers (pure words towards the creator in prayer mind or meditations) It explains the paramount of the heaven and God the creator being the forgiver and the humbleness of asking forgiveness."
7 Cary W = "Jesus was continually giving his disciples instruction on how to approach God, the Kingdom of Heaven and to have the kind of faith that produces tangible results.  In this, his foremost of instructions on prayer was given at the request of his followers to have him instruct them how to pray.When correctly interpreted, the prayer is more about setting the proper attitude and faith toward God, not so much as a petition.  Again and again, he said it will be done unto us according to our faith.  So, when read or recited in that spirit, these lines are to be said as facts, not so much as petitions.Our Father - not my, but OUR Father, gives us the sense that when we approach God, we acknowledge our unity with His People.  It also is so very personal...not even mentioning the word God, but so much more kindred...our Papa!Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done!-  Again, not asking, but stating as a very present, happening right now this very minute....The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, and it is very REAL, very PRESENT, as is His perfect will...all here, now, within and without.Thank-you for giving our daily manna, bread, or sustenance...confidence that He will give us the food we need, today.Thank you for forgiving us and that is why we can forgive our brother; we have received and now can give in kind return.Thank you for always delivering us from all temptation and delivering us from evil.We acknowledge Father, that all glory, all power, all life and all honor come from and belong to YOU, our eternal source and Papa!So be it!"
8 Shawn Bose = "See this beautiful video by The Church of England called "Just Pray" "
9 John Alan Shope = "Like the Hail Mary, the Our Father is a beautiful prayer that I pray often, along with other prayers from various faith traditions.Like most ancient prayers, the Our Father gives us a specific Christian example of a universal truth. As we grow and evolve, we are able to see beyond particular examples to the more general truths. Here is a more general version of the Our Father that I say along with the original:"You Who Cannot Be Named, we stand in awe of You. May the worlds that emerge from you learn to love. Be kind to your children and help us be kind to each other. And please take away our pain. Amen.""
10 Vin P = "Mount Eremos in Northern Israel is believed by many to be the location for Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount where he told one version of The Lord’s Prayer as related in Matthew 6:9-13. This hill is now often called Mount of Beatitudes named for Jesus’ blessings or Beatitudes which he also gave here. Mount Eremos is situated between Capernaum and Tabgha, while on top is a Catholic chapel built in 1939 by the Franciscan sisters and Benito Mussolini."
11 Vin P = "Luke’s 11:2-4 account of The Lord’s Prayer is shorter than Matthew’s and tells about Jesus teaching the prayer to his disciples on his way to Jerusalem instead of when he arrives at Mount Eremos. The words “which art in heaven,” “debts,” “debtors,” and “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” are excluded from Luke for instance but are in Matthew, while “For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever” is in neither Luke or Matthew.  "
12 Vin P = "It is extremely interesting that the most common version of The Lord’s Prayer, similar to the one here, is from Didache 8.2-3. Writes author Marcus J. Borg in his book Jesus: Uncovering The Life, Teachings, And Relevance Of A Religious Revolutionary, New York: HarperCollins, 2006, it “is in the Didache (a Greek word meaning “teaching” and pronounced dih’-dah-kay), a collection of Christian teachings from around the year 100 but not included in the New Testament.” Of particular note, the Didache’s The Lord’s Prayer is the only version ending with the popular “For the power and the glory are yours forever.” Although some feel that the Didache writings are a canonical work, meaning authorized by or conforming to the Bible, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica the Didache is a collection of separate laws from “scattered Christian communities,” which helps explain why it has always been excluded from the Bible."