The Lord's Prayer

The 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. In both contexts it is offered as a model of how to pray.

 

The Lord’s Prayer resembles other prayers that came out of the Jewish matrix of Jesus’ time and contains three common elements of Jewish prayers: praise, petition, and a yearning for the coming kingdom of God. It consists of an introductory address and seven petitions.

Traditional

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.  Amen.

Aramaic

Oh Thou, from whom the breath of life comes,

Who fills all realms of sound, light and vibration.

May Your light be experienced in my utmost holiest.


Your Heavenly Domain approaches.

Let Your will come true – in the universe just as on earth

Give us wisdom for our daily need,


Detach the fetters of faults that bind us, (karma) like we    let go the guilt of others.

Let us not be lost in superficial things,

But let us be freed from that what keeps us off from our    true purpose.


From You comes the all-working will, the lively strength    to act,
the song that beautifies all and renews itself from age    to age.

Sealed in trust, faith and truth.  Amen.

The Aramaic and Maori Lord's Prayer can be found at: https://livinghour.org/category/lords-prayer/

Maori & Polynesia (New Zealand Book of Prayer)

Eternal Spirit,
Earth-maker, Pain bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven:

 

The hallowing of your name echo through the universe;
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world;
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings;
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom
sustain our hope and come on earth.

 

With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trial too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love,
now and forever. Amen.

Contemporary

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.  Amen.

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