Contemplating The Prayer


Pondering Anew The Prayer of Jesus.

For those of us who call ourselves Christians, followers of Jesus of Nazareth, there is a very familiar common prayer that has been used now for centuries. Its origin has its roots in the ancient texts of the New Testament, and it is called by numerous names:

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father

Pater Noster

…and some just call it, The Prayer.

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 debts (trespasses), as we forgive our debtors (those who trespass against us), and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, Forever (and Ever). Amen.

Over the next few weeks, I invite you to take a journey with me as we spend some time Contemplating The Prayer, looking a bit deeper at the words and meanings of this ancient text. Who knows? Maybe we’ll uncover a few nuggets that just might help us bring some new life and vigor to this ancient prayer. I hope you’ll join us!


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Contemplating The Prayer: An Introduction.

Our Abba Father.

The God Who Dwells In Heaven.

Wonderful and Frightening. Unsafe But Good.

Time’s Up. God’s Kingdom Is Here!  

The Ultimate Will of God. Let It Be Done!

Super-Essential, Life-Giving, Daily Provisions.

Receiving And Giving The Gift Of Forgiveness.

Temptation: No. Investigation: Yes.

When Evil Calls Our Name.

The Blessed Doxology.

Contemplating The Prayer. Godspeed. Amen.


Click here to hear The Lord’s Prayer sung in Gregorian chant.

Click on the pic above to hear Andrea Bocelli sing The Lord’s Prayer.

Click on the pic above to watch our friend, Larry Warner, give you an interactive way of praying The Lord’s Prayer.


Click here for a list of scriptures used in this blog series.