Known as one of the prayers that most Christians pray along with the rosary, the Lord’s Prayer has been in existence since time immemorial. It’s popularity roots from the fact that it is an act of giving praise to the Heavenly Father and of seeking His forgiveness to humanity’s sins.
“The Lord’s Prayer is truly the summary of the whole gospel,” says Tertullian De orat in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2761. “Since the Lord… after handing over the practice of prayer, said elsewhere, ‘Ask and you will receive,’ and since everyone has petitions which are peculiar to his circumstances, the regular and appropriate prayer (the Lord’s Prayer) is said first, as the foundation of further desires.”
Today, as the world celebrates Father’s Day, let us give praise to the most Heavenly Father of all with this simple prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer
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.