Praying the Lord's Prayer
To be a disciple of Christ and to follow the Rule of Life the simple way to begin was to say the Lord's Prayer. This short introductory course introduces that prayer with resources to help you think through praying it
Almost every Christian who prays daily will include the words that Jesus gave us as part of those prayers. You can find them in the Bible in two places: in Matthew’s gospel in chapter 6, and in Luke’s gospel in chapter 11. The two versions are slightly different. This shows the richness of what Jesus gave us and the fact that the prayer can illuminate different things for different people.
People who know this prayer by heart will use slightly different versions too, depending on when they learned it. Whether you use traditional or modern language doesn’t matter. What matters is that your memory should be comfortable with the words you say, so that the meaning can sink deeper day by day.
You don't have to say the Lord’s Prayer an extra time, just remember you are part of a wider family when you pray the Lord’s Prayer as part of the prayers you usually pray. Simply say this lovely and profound prayer when you usually do, "Together with all disciples in the Diocese of Liverpool and across the world, as our Saviour taught us, so we pray Our Father..."
In this course
Read the Lord's Prayer
The Lord's Prayer can be said in a range of styles and versions. Here are some for you to try.ResourceTotal current bookmarks 12
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Start with the section on prayer as an introduction to the Rule.
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