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The Our Father
The first prayer is the Our Father, the perfect prayer taught to us by Jesus Himself. Mt 6:9-13 The Didache (DID-ah-Kay), a recently-discovered book of letters from the apostles to the churches, asks Catholics to recite it three times each day. The Church made it part of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass during the latter part of the fourth century, when it was recited after the breaking of the bread. After St. Augustine proposed moving it to just before the breaking of the bread, Pope St. Gregory the Great agreed, and it has been there ever since.
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. Amen.
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. Amen.
Avinu shebashamayim yitkadesh shimcha, tavo malchutecha, yease retsoncha kebashamayim ken ba'aretz. Et lechem chukenu ten lanu hayom, uslach lanu al chataeinu, kefi shesolchim gam anachnu lachot'im lanu. Veal tevienu lijdei nisajon ki im chaltzenu min hara. Ki lecha hamamlacha hagvura vehatif'eret leolmei olamim. Amen.
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