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where did the Lords Prayer come from?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Sep. 23, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I don't know, but have you ever noticed how there are NO QUESTIONS in it. It is an affirmation. I think that's the way all prayer should be. Instead of ASKING, use affirmations.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • It's found here: Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4

    Answer by whittear at 3:51 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • It was a model prayer given my Jesus himself (Matthew 6:9-13), an example of what it's appropriate to pray for and how our prayers can be acceptable to God.
    Just before giving this prayer, Jesus said: “When praying, do not say the same things over and over again, just as the people of the nations do, for they imagine they will get a hearing for their use of many words. So, do not make yourselves like them...”—Matthew 6:7,8a.
    Clearly, Jesus didn't intend the 'Lord’s Prayer' be recited word for word, over and over.

    Answer by Mamkind at 3:54 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • Jesus gave the masses the Lords prayer. He said when asked how to pray, to pray to the Father like this, then recited the prayer. Someone else gave it the name of The Lords Prayer

    Answer by vbruno at 4:35 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • read your bible. lol, you'll find it there. the pp's are right, it's a great thing to teach your kids, so they learn how to pray, but you're not actually supposed to pray it all the time. it's just an example.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:19 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • 1st Anonymous yet the bible says Ask and you shall receive and it also says you recieve not because you do not ask. There is nothing wrong with asking as long as your heart is in the right place.

    the Lord's Prayer is in Matthew like the other poster said.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:26 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • Mamkind... actually he was refering to the pharisees who loved to stand on the street corners and recite long prayers in public for attention... he mentioned this verse so we would not become like that. Here is an example in The Message... Pray with Simplicity
    5"And when you come before God, don't turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat? 6"Here's what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won't be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace. 7-13"The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. continued....

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:33 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this:

    Our Father in heaven,
    Reveal who you are.
    Set the world right;
    Do what's best— as above, so below.
    Keep us alive with three square meals.
    Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
    Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
    You're in charge!
    You can do anything you want!
    You're ablaze in beauty!
    Yes. Yes. Yes.
    14-15"In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can't get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God's part.
    I like the simplicity of this version to help understand the other versions.... it helps to read it in context as well.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:34 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

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