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The Lord’s Prayer

This happens to by the very first post and I would like to start it with The Lord’s Prayer, its precious because its one of the rare instances that Jesus himself teaches us how to pray, this prayer is a template that Jesus shared with His followers, not to be mindlessly repeated but each verse pondered upon and expanded.

Our Father in heaven, holy is Your Name.
May Your kingdom come and Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our sins,
as we also have forgiven those who sinned against us.
And lead us not into testing,
but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever.

Amen.

So what exactly did he want to convey to us in the Lord’s Prayer ?

Every post in this series, expands on one verse and shows you how deep its meanings can be. You have to keep in mind He was teaching this prayer to His disciples, who were a group of Jewish men. The way they looked at and understood this prayer is somewhat different to what we today get from our translations.

Keep in mind this prayer was originally taught to his followers in Galilean Aramaic, it was then moved to Greek from where it was translated to English for us [1].

This does not mean the version we have today is wrong or off .. it just means that behind each language are rich layers of meaning waiting to be unravelled. Aramaic was a spoken language, rich in meaning, very colorful and had many layers, while Greek was extremely precise and to the point. Welcome aboard the study of The Lord’s Prayer.

Welcome aboard and God Bless you ! 

[1] The Latin translation ( done by the catholic church ) was also used a source for the English version we have today. This version is primarily treated as a reference for word meanings and not for doctrine or theology.