The LORD'S Prayer and music by Fernando Ortega

The LORD'S Prayer as a model for our prayer life.

Prayer is an important part of my life. I don't always know how to pray. I can't imagine life without the resource of the Lord's Prayer. It is important even as it is familiar and taken for granted. It is not 'magical' but it has been and is a model for us to pray.

It has been a part of many worship services. It is recited around communion, around funerals and weddings, before battle, in hospitals.

I wanted to do a hub on it because I myself take it for granted. Maybe we are tempted to relegate it to a Buddhist mantra that is repeated over and over again, but I feel it is different. It is important to me because it was one of the first prayers I heard as a child. Like saying grace or night time prayers.

I identified it with church. I now see it as part of who I am as a Christian. When there is no other prayer that can be prayed and God hears our groans, it is a prayer to be comforted by, a prayer to be encouraged by, a prayer to hold on to.

How Deep The Father's Love For Us - Fernando Ortega

The Lord's Prayer in traditional form

The Lord's Prayer Words


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,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Fernando Ortega's music helps me worship God

Fernando Ortega does such a great job with traditional Christian hymns; I am sharing some of his music as a complement to The LORD'S Prayer. It was hard to limit myself to these few songs, but some are better than none, in my opinion. Also the beautiful images and presentation help me to remember how wonderful our Creator is.

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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

amen its God blessed hub its great reading thanks

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FCEtier 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

I grew up in a small town in the Deep South, USA. Methodist. Our pastor once did a series of sermons on this prayer and I still remember how powerful was his explanation and his commitment. He was a real inspiration and his sermons on the Lord's Prayer were especially meaningful.

My Roman Catholic friends leave off the "For thine is the kingdom..." part during public recitations and for years this bothered me. Then I went to a mass and discovered why. In mass, the priest makes a few comments and then the congregation joins in with the "For thine is the kingdom.." part. So it isn't always left out.

Anway, nice hub!

Ted Langenfeld 6 years ago

We Catholics do not "leave off" the "For thine is the kingdom...". The version we recite is the way it is in the Scriptures.

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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

I love the lords prayer and often say it in my own prayers. I do remember growing up hearing a popular version by a nun can't remember who but have to look it up.

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lefseriver 6 years ago from Northern Minnesota Author

Thanks for the comments to all. It encourages me to pray.

stessily 5 years ago

lefseriver: It is easy to take this simple yet deep prayer for granted. It is also easy to see it as a simple prayer without seeing its depth. I appreciate that the Lord's Prayer has always been there for me, even when I wasn't there for it. It is so easy to remember, so soothing to recite. Thank you for your clear, concise presentation of the centrality of the Lord's Prayer to life and for "This is my Father's World."

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