What is the best prayer of all?

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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 and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

The best prayer of all is the Lord’s Prayer, which our Lord Christ Himself has taught us. It includes everything that God, our gracious Father, has promised to give us.

Assignment: Read Matt. 6:9-13: Jesus teaches how to pray.

Luther: “There is no nobler prayer to be found upon earth than the Lord’s Prayer which we daily pray, because it has the excellent testimony that God loves to hear it, which we ought not surrender for all the riches of the world.”

The Lord’s Prayer has three parts: The salutation, the seven petitions, and the conclusion.