The Lord’s Prayer • To explain the petitions of the Lord’s prayer • To explain how the Lord’s prayer can make us more like Jesus • To reflect on how prayer can change things. Highlight or underline the words or phrases in the prayer that you don’t understand the meaning of. Write out 3 of them. Who art.. temptation Hallowed be trespasses Thy kingdom Deliver us The Lord’s Prayer When the disciples saw Jesus praying, they also wanted the close connection Jesus had with God. So they asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. So Jesus taught them the “Our Father” prayer . It tells us the right attitude to have towards God. 1. Why do you think the disciples wanted Jesus to teach them how to pray, when they saw him praying? 2. Why is the Our Father prayer an important prayer to know? **What sort of attitude does the Our Father prayer teach us to have? Think of something the prayer says. 1. Write out the correct meaning for each line in the Lord’s Prayer. 2. Which line means the most to you, when you pray it? Why? 1a.We are praying to the man who started the human race, who has died and is in heaven. 1b. We focus on God, who is a Father to us, because He made us who we are & cares for us. 2a. God lives in heaven, which is also our true, eternal home. 2b. God is a long way away from us and we cannot reach Him. 3a. We pray God himself will keep His name respected among us. 3b. We should make God special, because otherwise God would just be normal. 4a. We pray God rules in peoples’ hearts so they become good. 4b. We pray that God comes down to earth and takes over governments. 5a. We pray that people will be forced to follow God 5b. We pray that God will help people do what He thinks is best 6a. We ask God to give us what we need to live by, day by day 6b. We pray for God to give us what we want and desire, day by day. 7a. We pray for God to forgive us, even if we don’t forgive others. 7b. We pray for God to forgives us, but only if we agree to forgive others. 8a. We ask God not to be our leader in doing evil. 8b. We ask God not to put us in difficult situations & stand by us in our weakness. 9a. We ask God that evil will not have power over us and rescue us from its grip. 9b. We ask God to destroy evil so that it no longer exists. 1. The “Our Father” prayer can be divided into 3 parts: • About God • About Us • About Evil Bracket and label 1. The lines that are about God? The lines that are about Us & what we need? 3. The lines that are about Evil? 4. Why do you think the Our Father prayer is in this order: about God – then Us – then Evil ? 2. The Pope Explains: “First, we must know who God is, and that God comes first. Nothing can turn out well unless our relationship to God is right. So we pray to Our Father first, and only then about what we need. Finally, being right with God and with ourselves, we can pray against evil, to resist it.” Pope Benedict XVI Jesus of Nazareth, vol.2 The Our Father talks about God, then about us, then about evil because... Write out the Lord’s prayer as pictures, for someone who can’t read... God Us Tell your partner one way how the Our Father prayer is about each of these Evil Jesus spoke Aramaic. He taught the Our Father prayer in Aramaic. This is what it sounds like. Abwoon d'bwashmaya - Our Father who art in heaven Nethqadash shmakh - hallowed be thy name Teytey malkuthakh – thy kingdom come Nehwey tzevyanach – thy will be done aykanna d'bwashmaya aph b'arha. – on earth as heaven Hawvlan lachma d'sunqanan yaomana. – give us this day.. Washboqlan khaubayn aykana daph – and forgive us … khnan shbwoqan l'khayyabayn. – as we forgive .. Wela tahlan l'nesyuna – and lead us not into temptation Ela patzan min bisha. – but deliver us from evil Ameyn Homework Choose one of the prayers in the Lord’s Prayer. 1. Describe in detail a situation where you wish it would happen. 2. Explain how it could come true (remember God doesn’t answer prayers in “magical” ways – like in the story of the Drowning man!) 3. Explain why it is important to ask God’s help in this situation.