How to Pray

Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray

The Lord’s Prayer

(Luke 11:1-4)


Matthew 6:5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11Give us this day our daily bread.

12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses

Original Gospel of Matthew Version

OGM 6(1.1) You shall never forsake the commandments of the Lord; but shall keep those things which you have received, neither adding to them nor taking away from them. (1) Beware that you do not yourgifts to the poor before men that they might see and praise you. If you do, you have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens. (2) When therefore you give gifts to the poor, do not desire to make a proclamation or sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the marketplace and in the streets, that men may see them. Indeed I tell you, they have already received their reward. (3) But when you give gifts to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing (4) that your gifts to the poor may be in secret. And your Father, the One who sees hidden things shall repay you openly and in public.” (5) At that time Jesussaid to his disciples: “And when you pray, do not raise your voice anddo not be like the sad hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the courtyards, and pray withhaughty speech that men might hear and praise them. Indeed I tell you, they have already received their reward. (6) But you, when you pray, go to your couch and close your doors upon you, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father, the One who sees in secret, shall reward you. (7) When praying, do not use many wordsas the heretics do. For they think that they shall be heard for theirmultitude of words. (8) Do not be like them. Don’t you see that your Father who is in the heavens knows your words and what you needbefore you open your mouth? (9) And so , you shall pray `Our Father,may Your Name be Holy and sanctified. (10) May Your Kingdom be blessed and attain its proper time. May your will be done, as in the heavens so on earth. (11) Give us this day our bread for tomorrow. (12) And forgive us the debt of our sins, as we forgive the debt of those who sin against us. (13) And do not lead us into the hands of a test but keep us free from all evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. (14) For if you forgive men their sins, your Father in the heavens will also forgiveyour sins. (15) But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive you your sins.