Now it came to pass, as Jesus was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”1
Below is King James Version of the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9-12.
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
I am a senior citizen and this prayer has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. However, it wasn’t until I began my work on the Jewish Jesus that I realized my understanding of this short prayer and what praying it meant were very different from what Jesus actually said and intended for those who prayed it to do. This is the…