The following prayers are in the Bible
The Lord’s Prayer is a both a prayer and a model for our own prayers given by Jesus
at the request of his disciples. You can find it in the Gospels according to Matthew
and Luke. (Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4) It is said by Christians throughout the
A traditional form A modern form
Our Father, who art in heaven, Our Father, in heaven,
thy name. hallowed be your name.
Thy Kingdom come, Your
thy will be done, your will be done,
earth as it is in heaven on earth as in heaven
Give us this day our
daily bread. Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, Forgive
us our sins,
as we forgive those as we forgive those
trespass against us. who sin against us
And lead us not into temptation,
Save us from the time of trial
but deliver us from evil. and
deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, For the kingdom,
the power and the glory. the power and the glory are yours
for ever and ever. Amen now and for ever. Amen
Two Prayers from The Book of Psalms
I lift up my eyes to the hills-
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Search me, O God and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Words from Paul in his Letter to the Philippians
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends
all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians
You could use this prayer from the Old Testament to pray for the leaders of countries
The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said,
“Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”
“You have shown great kindness to your servant,
my father David, because he was faithful to
you and righteous and upright in heart …
Now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king
in place of my father David… So give your servant a
discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish
between right and wrong.” 1 Kings 3:5-8