388 : The Lords Prayer

388 :  The Lords Prayer

"AND when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are,
for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets,
so that they may be seen by men.
 Truly I say to you: that is their reward.
But you, when you pray, go into your room and when you have shut the door,
 pray to your Father who is unseen.
And your Father who sees that which is in secret shall reward you openly.
"And when you pray, do not use idle phrases as the Gentiles do,
for they think they shall be heard for their many words.
Therefore do not be like them, for your Father knows everything you need, before you ask him.
In this manner therefore pray:

"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 debts,
as we forgive our debtors,
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory,for ever.

"For if you forgive men their offences, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
 But if you do not forgive men their offences, neither will your Father forgive your offences.
"Moreover, when you fast, do not look sad like the hypocrites.
For they disfigure their faces so that they may appear to fast.
Truly I say to you, they have their reward.
But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face,
so that you do not appear to fast to men, but to your Father.
 And your Father who sees that which is in secret shall reward you openly.


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