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The Lord's Prayer
the name given to the only form of prayer Christ taught his disciples (Matthew 6:9-13)
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, for ever. Amen.
The closing doxology of the prayer is omitted by Luke (11:2-4), also in the New International Version of Matthew 6:13.
This prayer contains no allusion to the atonement of Christ, nor to the offices of the Holy Spirit.
“All Christian prayer is based on the Lord's Prayer, but its spirit is also guided by that of His prayer in Gethsemane and of the prayer recorded in John 17. The Lord's Prayer is the comprehensive type of the simplest and most universal prayer.”