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The Lord's Prayer
The Lord's Prayer is the prayer that Jesus taught the disciples and we continue to pray it today! The Lord's Prayer is one way to pray. You will also find ideas and resources for other ways to pray. You might pick something new to try!
Read The Lord's Prayer in your favorite Story Bible or Matthew 6:5-15 in your Bible (the Lord's Prayer is also found in Luke 11:1-4). Some of the words might be a little different than what you may say in your church. What is the same? What is different?
- I wonder what the disciples thought when Jesus taught them this prayer.
- I wonder if there is any part of The Lord's Prayer that we could leave out and still have all the prayer we need.
- I wonder what the most important part of The Lord's Prayer is.
- I wonder why Jesus considered this to be the way we should pray.
Say The Lord's Prayer together (adapt the words for the version you are familiar with)
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, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
(The United Methodist Hymnal #895)
Additional Ideas and Resources about Prayer
There's No Wrong Way to Pray by Rebecca Ninke and Kate E.H. Watson