The Lord's Prayer

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English-language translations of
Πάτερ ἡμῶν (The Lord's Prayer)
also known as the Our Father or Pater noster, is probably the best-known prayer in Christianity. On Easter Sunday 2007 it was estimated that 2 billion Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox Christians read, recited, or sang the short prayer in hundreds of languages in houses of worship of all shapes and sizes.

Two versions of it occur in the New Testament, one in the Gospel of Matthew 6:9b–13 as part of the discourse on ostentation, a section of the Sermon on the Mount, and the other in the Gospel of Luke 11:2–4.

English-language translations of Πάτερ ἡμῶν include:

English Bible translations of Matthew 6:9b–13[edit]

Anglican[edit]

From Anglican Books of Common Prayer[edit]

Both the Book of Common Prayer (Standard of 1979) of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America and the 1980 Alternative Service Book of the Church of England offer versions in both traditional language and modern language.

Traditional language
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,
for ever and ever. Amen.


  1. The word and in the penultimate line is included in the ECUSA Book of Common Prayer but omitted from the Alternative Service Book.
  2. The form used in the 1928 ECUSA Book of Common Prayer is the same, including and in the penultimate line.
  3. The form used in the 1662 Church of England Book of Common Prayer has which rather than who in the first line; and is omitted in the penultimate line.


Modern language (Episcopal Book of Common Prayer)
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. Amen.

Anglican Missal (Anglo-Catholic)[edit]

From the Mass:

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 and ever. Amen.] Deliver us, we beseech thee, O Lord, from all evils, past, present, and to come : and at the intercession of the blessed and glorious Ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with thy blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and with Andrew , and with all Saints, give peace graciously in our days, that we, being holpen by the succour of thy mercy, may both alway be free from sin and safe from all disquietude. Through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God. World without end. Amen.

Eastern Orthodox[edit]

All.
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 the evil one.
Priest.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
now and ever and unto the ages of ages.
All.
Amen.

Older English versions of the Lord's Prayer[edit]

Dated 1384 (Middle English)[edit]

Oure fadir þat art in heuenes halwid be þi name;
þi reume or kyngdom come to be.
Be þi wille don in herþe as it is doun in heuene.
yeue to us today oure eche dayes bred.
And foryeue to us oure dettis þat is oure synnys as we foryeuen to oure dettouris þat is to men þat han synned in us.
And lede us not into temptacion but delyuere us from euyl.

Old English[edit]