In Luke’s Gospel, the disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray. Jesus then teaches them the prayer that we know as the Our Father, or the Lord’s Prayer.
So, it might just be a model of what prayer should look like...
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Every one of the lines in the Lord’s Prayer has a parallel in another, much older, Jewish prayer. In other words, Jesus didn’t invent this prayer from top to bottom—rather, Jesus wove a tapestry from his tradition.
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