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Thu, October 6, 2022

Lk 11, 5-13

And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,' and he says in reply from within, 'Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed. I cannot get up to give you anything.' I tell you, if he does not get up to give him the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence. "And I tell you,

ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the holy Spirit to those who ask him?"

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What are the words of the Our Father?

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 trespasses, as we forgive 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. Amen.

In Latin: Pater noster qui es in caelis : sanctificetur nomen tuum; adveniat regnum tuum ; fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo, et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie ; et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris ; et ne nos inducas in tentationem ; sed libera nos a malo. Quia tuum est regnum, et potestas, et gloria in saecula. Amen.

The Our Father is the only prayer that Jesus himself taught his disciples (Mt 6,9-13; Lk 11,2-4). That is why the Our Father is also called "the Lord's Prayer". Christians of all Christian denominations pray it daily, both in the liturgy and privately. The conclusion, "For thine is the kingdom..." is mentioned as early as the "Teaching of the Twelve Apostles" (Didache, ca. A.D. 150), and so it can be added to the Our Father.

Inspiration
Giving up on prayer and departing from the way (to God) are one and the same thing.
Saint Teresa of Ávila

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