The Lord’s Prayer - Commentary

Posted by Deacon David Neff, OblSB on

The Church Catechism gives a good commentary on the Lord’s Prayer, as it is commonly understood and used:  Our Father who art in heaven:  I desire my Lord God, our Heavenly Father, who is the giver of goodness, to send his grace unto me and to all people; Hallowed be Thy name:  that we may worship him; Thy kingdom come: serve him; Thy will be done:  and obey him; On earth as it is in heaven:  as we ought to do. Give us this day our daily bread:  And I pray unto God that he will send us all things that be needful both for our souls and bodies; Forgive us our trespasses:  and that he will be merciful unto us and forgive us our sins; And lead us not into temptation: and that it will please him to save and defend us in all dangers ghostly and bodily; But deliver us from evil: and that he will keep us from all sins and wickedness, and from our ghostly enemy, and from everlasting death.

And this I trust he will do of his mercy and goodness, through our Lord Jesus Christ. And therefore I say:

Amen, so be it.

Source: The King’s Highway-Catholic Faith And Duty

George Carleton (1559-1628), Bishop of Chichester (1619-1628)

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