The Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:9–15; Luke 11:1–4

Works of art by Rembrandt van Rijn, Unknown Byzantine artist, and Unknown Netherlandish artist
Commentaries by Jane Heath

Matthew 6:9–15; Luke 11:1–4

Bible passage (Revised Standard Version)

Matthew 6

9Pray then like this:

Our Father who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name.

10Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

11Give us this day our daily bread;

12And forgive us our debts,

As we also have forgiven our debtors;

13And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

14For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; 15but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Luke 11

11 He was praying in a certain place, and when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2And he said to them, “When you pray, say:

“Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. 3Give us each day our daily bread; 4and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive every one who is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation.”