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There are two differences here: "from evil" (KJV) versus "from the evil one" (NIV) "for thine is the kingdom..." in the KJV but not the NIV. The first difference reflects an alternative translation choice for the Greek word "πονηροῦ". This might be in the masculine or the neuter gender - the word forms are the same. But there is a difference in meaning: ...


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Let's look at the immediate context: “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. ...


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The phrase is part of a couplet, so it needs to be read in that context. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. The phrase does not assume that God might lead us into temptation. Instead, it assumes that God does deliver us from evil. The couplet gives the impression that temptations will come, but prays that God delivers us from them....


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The simplest justification is a basic appeal to literalism. Matthew 6: 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. "After this manner" means "in this style." It does not mean "using these exact words."


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It is not a prescribed part of the liturgy, and appears to be an accretion from Protestant tradition. One authoritative source says To find the rubrics (regulations which govern the Mass) concerning these gestures, one may turn to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (1970), On Holy Communion and the Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery Outside of ...


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The difficulty in answering this question is that the liturgy of the early Church was largely oral in nature, and so we contain virtually no records from the early Church itself regarding what it exactly did in its own liturgy. Contrary to the author who posted the quote you use, if we have evidence of the Lord's Prayer in use even several centuries later ...


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Short Answer: there isn't a contradiction A reference to the larger treatment of both Prayer and the Eucharist in the Catechism, and not taking out of context the official teaching should prevent seeing a contradiction in what the Pope said (which conformed to the agenda of the 2005 Ordinary Synod). Amplification The answer is within the brief quote from ...


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There are two main reasons we recite the Lord's Prayer in worship: It is a model prayer that Jesus gave us to teach us how to pray. We recite it to remind ourselves what genuine prayer looks like. We pray it as a group to unify the congregation. When we recite the Lord's Prayer, we are all speaking to God with one voice.


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I see Mr Ericson has already posted the context, so I won't repeat it. Note that Jesus prefaces this prayer with two things that he says we should NOT do: 1. Pray in public in order to be seen by others; and 2. Use "empty phrases", or as the King James puts it, "vain repetitions". I don't think #1 means that it's wrong to pray in the hearing of others, but ...


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Forgiving others is very, very important. Firstly, we emphasize the primary importance of love in the life of a believer: The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 TImothy 1:5 NIV Compare also the well known Great Commandment. The vital importance of forgiving others is made manifest ...


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Although Jesus was likely to have spoken Aramaic or Hebrew, the Gospels were preserved in Greek using the word πατήρ/πάτερ, as was noted in the comments; this became the Latin pater. In England up to the Reformation, liturgically the Lord's Prayer was always in Latin. However, Wikisource has Old English (10th–11th century) and Middle English (14th ...


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Martin Luther once participated in a debate with Ulrich Zwingli’s over whether the Lords Supper was actually the body of Christ or simply a remembrance of it. It is reported that Martin Luther walked into the debate, went up to the board and took a piece of chalk and wrote “This Is my Body” then left the debate without looking back. The translation of the ...


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In the record of the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6, the additional phrase appears in the 1611 edition of the KJV, the Tyndale Bible, and, it appears, in the German Luther Bible of 1545. I can't read German, except for "Amen", but it looks like it's there. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, ...


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We pray to our heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, for several reasons (most reasoning sourced here): We are told to address all prayer to God the Father. (see also 1 Peter 1:17 and Ephesians 3:14) This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,' (Matthew 6:9) We can only approach the Father in the name of Jesus, the ...


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The reason for the presence or absence of the brief doxology at the end of the Lord's Prayer is actually liturgical use. In Eastern-rite usage, the doxology is recited in the liturgy after the Lord's Prayer; this is probably how the phrase crept into Eastern Greek mediaeval manuscripts of the New Testament. These manuscripts are ultimately the ones on which ...


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2) Is the Lord's prayer recited by anyone anywhere else in the Bible other than when Jesus first says it to the disciples? There are similarities between the Lord's Prayer and others prayers recited in those days as the Kaddish. So it could be said that Jesus used a common pattern to make up His prayer based in what they know: Jewish traditions. We don't ...


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This is an English translation issue, not a Protestant/Catholic issue. Latin is the official language of the Catholic Church and the Latin says: Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris


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As an earlier respondent noted, Stephen prayed to the Lord Jesus at the moment of his death. Other examples of prayers directed to Jesus include Peter, while attempting to walk on water, and the disciples on the boat when Jesus calmed the storm. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, ...


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<<>> One specific Biblical reference comes to mind in the martyrdom of Stephen. When Stephen lifts up his eyes to Heaven, just before he dies he prays (cries out) Acts 7:59 "While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had ...


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Sort of? Strictly speaking it comes from the medieval manuscripts which the reformation theologians inherited, but it is not quite that simple. The text is clearly missing from the most ancient manuscripts of Matthew, but it was present in the Renaissance. Someone in some scriptorium added that passage at a later date. On the other hand, we know that the ...


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Euan Cameron says, in Interpreting Christian History, page 126-7, the early Church had no cult of saints, but around the time of the persecutions, Christians began to commemorate their martyrs, to inspire their successors and protect their memory. A little later, some Church Fathers decided that the saints must still feel the same concern for the faithful ...


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This may be a simplistic answer, but it came as something of an "aha!" moment to me when I first heard it many years ago: In general, it is probably not the best idea to ask God to do something God doesn't want to do, or to ask God not to do something God does want to do. Presumably God's will and God's knowledge of the situation is better than ours. So if ...


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One commentator on scripture presents the reward as Grace. If you view prayer as a sincere communication with God, in humility, the commentary comes to a rational conclusion. Responding to God's call will include communication with God, in prayer and in other ways. {Catechism of the Catholic Church 1996} Grace is favor, the free and undeserved help ...


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The Lord's Prayer is a sample of how we should pray according to Jesus: 7 "And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your ...


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Assuming that most Christians--if not a vast majority of Christians, regardless of denominations--consider the Bible to be at least somewhat authoritative in faith and practice, I suggest you read the verse in question in context to arrive at a partial answer, if not the answer. On more than one occasion Jesus used threes (3's) in his teaching. In the ...


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At Matthew 6: 9 , before teaching the Lord's Prayer Jesus says: “This, then, is how you should pray..." . He did not say : " This is WHAT you should pray ..." . Theoretically at least, `Our Father..' was NOT intended to be the ultimate prayer , but was taught as a model prayer. Th Holy Eucharist goes much beyond, by offering the Body and Blood of the ...


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Jesus said it best in Matthew 4:4 (KJV) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. John 6:48 (KJV) I am that bread of life. And because Jesus is that bread of life, the commandment that was given in order to grow spiritually can be found in various ...


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There are two different questions embedded in what you ask. Let's cover them separately. "Praying to" saints, Mary etc., which is done largely by the Catholic and Orthodox denominations and rarely by others, is fundamentally different from praying to God. Strictly they are not asking the saints to grant their prayers, but asking the saints to also pray to ...



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