Our Father

For works with similar titles, see The Lord's Prayer.
English-language translations of
Πάτερ ἡμῶν (Our Father)
attr. Jesus of Nazareth

The Lord's Prayer, also known as the Our Father or Pater noster, is probably the best-known prayer in Christianity. On Easter Sunday 2007 it was estimated that 2 billion Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox Christians read, recited, or sang the short prayer in hundreds of languages in houses of worship of all shapes and sizes.

Two versions of it occur in the New Testament, one in the Gospel of Matthew 6:9b–13 as part of the discourse on ostentation, a section of the Sermon on the Mount, and the other in the Gospel of Luke 11:2–4.

English-language translations of Πάτερ ἡμῶν include:
The Lord's Prayer by James Tissot

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