The Lord's Prayer is found in the Bible: in Matthew 6: 9-13, and Luke 11: 2-4. Jesus gave the words as an example of how to pray, emphasising the simplicity of both the words and the message.

The last sentence, "for thine is...." was added later and is not always used.


Our Father,

which art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done,

in earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive them that trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever.



This version of the Lord's Prayer comes from the Book of Common Prayer, written in 1662. It is the version that would have been used at the time of the Martyrs, and is still the most commonly known version in English.

Many Christians now prefer a more modern version that uses more familiar language, such as this version.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.