Christian Doctrine: The Our Father POWERPOINT 1B. Prayer of the Week 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.
Pater Noster Church, Jerusalem (image)
Pater Noster Church,
The Lord’s Prayer in many languages of the world – most prayed prayer in the world?
1) ) It contains Jesus’ personal teaching:
2) It contains Jesus’ very words:
“This term abbais an ipsissimavox (very words) of Jesus…”: many quotations may paraphrase, but these words are directly from Him
3) It summarizes basics of teaching of Christ
(1) God long called “Father” in OT (Old Testament): Jesus expresses that faith
(2) God long seen as supplying our food: Jesus fulfills that faith
(3) Forgiveness and repentance in OT: Jesus completes that forgiveness
(4) Theme of God’s “kingdom” also in OT: Jesus draws on that understanding
“Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11)
(5) Prayer is similar: strong resemblance of Our Father to the “Kaddish”
“…May His great name be exalted and sanctified is God's great namein the world which He created according to His will! May He establish His kingdom and may His salvation blossom and His anointed be near during your lifetime and during your days and during the lifetimes of all the House of Israel, speedily and very soon!”
- “Kaddish is an ancient Jewish prayer”; “Of the prayer-forms of Kiddush Hashem (“sanctification of the name”), the most extreme example is the Kaddish. No other words we say in all our prayers are attributed the same level of sanctity.” Chabad.org
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