Lord's Prayer

[ prair ]
/ prɛər /


the, the prayer given by Jesus to His disciples, and beginning with the words Our Father. Matthew 6:9–13; Luke 11:2–4.



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Origin of Lord's Prayer

First recorded in 1540–50
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British Dictionary definitions for Lord's Prayer

Lord's Prayer


the Lord's Prayer the prayer taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples, as in Matthew 6:9–13, Luke 11:2–4Also known as: Our Father, (esp Latin version) Paternoster
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Cultural definitions for Lord's Prayer

Lord's Prayer

The prayer Jesus taught his followers in the Sermon on the Mount: “Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done, in 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.” Some versions of the Bible (see also Bible) add words of praise at the end: “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”

notes for Lord's Prayer

The same prayer, with slight variations, is still taught and recited in almost all Christian churches.
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