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The Lord's prayer

Jesus teaches us how to pray.
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Jesus was on a mountain teaching His disciples. ‘Be careful not to display your righteousness merely to be seen by people,’ Jesus said. ‘Otherwise you have no reward with your Father in heaven. – Slide 1
‘Thus whenever you do charitable giving, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in synagogues and on streets so that people will praise them. I tell you the truth, they have their reward. – Slide 2
‘But when you do your giving, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing… – Slide 3
‘… so that your gift may be in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you. – Slide 4
‘Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. – Slide 5
‘But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you. – Slide 6
‘When you pray, do not babble repetitiously like the Gentiles, because they think that by their many words they will be heard. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. So pray this way: – Slide 7
‘Our Father in heaven, may your name be honoured, may your kingdom come, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. – Slide 8
‘Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors. – Slide 9
‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ – Slide 10
Jesus continued, ‘For if you forgive others their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you your sins.’ – Slide 11
A free downloadable video of this story is available in several resolutions and in many languages from www.gnpi.org/media/the-global-gospel. – Slide 12