How Jesus Changed Jewish Prayers as Echoed in His Our Father

Posted February 15, 2018 6:53 pm by Guy McClung

How Jesus Changed Jewish Prayers as Echoed in His Our Father

The Our Father, the Lord’s Prayer, is the most recited prayer in the Catholic Church and in all Christian denominations around the world.  It has been said that this prayer is “Jewish to the bone.” The various parts of the prayer find their roots, sometimes verbatim, in prayers of the Jews existing long before Jesus was born. There are two versions in Holy Scripture- Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4.  I focus on the longer version in Matthew in this article.
This is how you are to pray:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in

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