Lord’s Prayer, also called Our Father (in latin Pater Noster) is one of the most common Christian prayer wich Jesus taught as the way to pray. Almost all Christians have memorized this prayer.

Even the disciples wanted to know how to pray and Jesus teaches the Lord’s Prayer when one of them asks: "Lord, teach us to pray." The disciples were with Jesus all the time and were with him when he went to pray and heard his prayers to God as well, yet they still weren’t sure how they were supposed to do it.

He was teaching his disciples how to pray.

With the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus Christ gave us a pattern or model for prayer.

Before Jesus teaches the prayer he has a few advices to give first.  He says that we should keep our prayers simple.  God listens to us no matter if our prayers are long or short and if you just don’t have the right words God knows what we mean, and this is why we don't need to use fancy words. The prayer is not a formula. We don't have to pray the lines verbatim. Rather, we can use this prayer to inform us, teaching us how to approach God in prayer.

Jesus also mentions that we shouldn’t show off when we pray.  He wants us to pray in a quiet place with our own words our needs, thanks, praise, and what we're sorry for.


Tradicional Catholic version:

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.

Latin version:

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:
sanctificetur nomen tuum;
adveniat regnum tuum;
fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo, et in terra.
Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;
et dimitte nobis debita nostra,
sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;
et ne nos inducas in tentationem;
sed libera nos a malo.