Category Archives: The Lord’s Prayer

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Sometimes the beauty and mystery of a biblical verse cannot be captured in translation.  For example, scholars, saints, and doctors of the Church have been perplexed with how to translate the verse “Give us this day our daily bread.”  The … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer Chiastic Structure

The chiastic structure of the Lord’s Prayer:         (A) Our Father                   (B) Who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name                 … Continue reading

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Our Daily Bread

In the Lord’s Prayer, the verse containing “our daily bread” is positioned between the verses about God and verses about humanity.  What is this “daily bread”?  Why is it after the verses about God and before the verses about man? … Continue reading

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Contemplating The Lord’s Prayer (Part III)

forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors This petition has two parts.   The first part, forgive us our debts, is contingent on the second part, as we also forgiven our debtors.  We admit, in the first … Continue reading

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Contemplating The Lord’s Prayer (Part II)

Our Father who art in heaven “Our Father who art in heaven” is an invitation from God to turn our focus from our earthly exile to heaven, our intended home, for we were created to live and dwell with Him … Continue reading

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Contemplating The Lord’s Prayer (Part I)

“Our Father” I would like to spend the next few weeks contemplating the Lord’s Prayer.  I learned this prayer as child and have prayed it thousands, if not, tens or hundreds of thousands of times.  Over the last few months, … Continue reading

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