Definition of the Lord's Prayer in English:

the Lord's Prayer


  • The prayer taught by Christ to his disciples, beginning ‘Our Father’.

    • ‘Together with the huge congregation we recited the Nicene Creed and the Lord's Prayer.’
    • ‘These are the seminal texts of the tradition: the Lord's Prayer, the Magnificat, the Benedictus.’
    • ‘When Jesus taught his disciples the Lord's Prayer, he used ‘Our Father’ to address God.’
    • ‘Then, kneeling or standing, say the Apostles' Creed and the Lord's Prayer.’
    • ‘There is even a section of prayers based on the Lord's Prayer.’
    • ‘What gave him comfort and strength, he said, were the old liturgies and prayers - the psalms, the Lord's Prayer, the creeds.’
    • ‘Meetings conclude by sharing prayer requests and saying the Lord's Prayer.’
    • ‘This is how we will experience the peace and unity with the Father that the Lord's Prayer describes so beautifully.’
    • ‘Imagine writing a book about the Lord's Prayer, or the Ave Maria, or one of Shakespeare's sonnets.’
    • ‘As we have remarked earlier, the only part of the Lord's Prayer which Jesus repeated was the part dealing with forgiveness.’