Lord's Prayer

Lord's Prayer


Definition of LORD'S PRAYER

:  the prayer with variant versions in Matthew and Luke that according to the Lucan account Christ taught his disciples

First Known Use of LORD'S PRAYER

circa 1549

Lord's Prayer

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Prayer taught by Jesus to his disciples and used by all Christians as the basic prayer in common worship. It appears in two forms in the New Testament: a shorter version in Luke 11:2–4, and a longer version, part of the Sermon on the Mount, in Matthew 6:9–13. In both contexts it is offered as a model of how to pray. It is sometimes called the Pater Noster (Latin: “Our Father”) for its first two words.


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