Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
He said to them, “When you pray, say:
“ ‘Father,11:2 Some manuscripts Our Father in heaven
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.11:2 Some manuscripts come. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.11:4 Greek everyone who is indebted to us
And lead us not into temptation.11:4 Some manuscripts temptation, but deliver us from the evil one’ ”