Basics prayer of Christ: The Our Father POWERPOINT 1B. Prayer of the Week The Lord’s Prayer.
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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)
The Lord’s Prayer in many languages of the world – most prayed prayer in the world?
- may God’s holiness be manifest (note: through us; Ez 36:23)
- may God’s authority reign in and over us; God as “king”
- may God’s will and no other will shape us; Abrahamic perspective
- may God supply our need; physical, spiritual, eternal
- may we know repentance and forgiveness (central to Christ)
- may we avoid wrong in a difficult world; seek God’s assistance
- may we be protected and saved from evil (ultimate reality at stake)
“…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!”
(1) God as our “Father”:
(2) God as supplying our food/needs:
(3) God offering forgiveness and seeking repentance:
(4) God’s “kingdom” is what matters:
“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); Jesus teaches that the kingdom is upon us now; a key NT theme.
- A request, commonly made to an authority