In uncertain times life can seem overwhelming. Perhaps you, along with many others, are feeling abandoned, fearful, or if not that extreme maybe just uneasy. Things just don’t seem ‘normal’ or the way they may have been in the past. Today marks the beginning of blog series on finding peace. Finding peace by praying and meditating on what we call in Christian worship “The Lord’s Prayer,” or “The Our Father” as it is found in The Holy Bible in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 6, Verses 9-13.
There will be four posts of the prayer: the first week in English KJV—King James Version, the second week en français (in French), the third week en español (in Spanish), and the fourth week auf Deutsch (in German). Also in the fourth week’s post, I will be giving my interpretation in simple English on what this prayer means. Be sure to keep checking in so you don’t miss the last post of the series.
This is the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples to pray. May it bless your life as you read it today in English or you may choose from hundreds of languages by going to www.Bible.com
However, I hope you will not only read it but will pray it, pausing to reflect on each phrase. If this prayer is not a part of your religious tradition but you would like for it to be, copy its words on an index card, put it in a conspicuous place, and pray it every day for the next week.
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:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory, forever.