The Disciples' PrayerCopyright © 2008, Charles Henry Johnsen III

The Disciple's Prayer:
Commentary on the Petitions

Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4
Poetic structureFormLiterary Considerations
Our Father…URIAbba
… who art in heavenURLHoly
Hallowed be Thy NameFirstHa Shem
Thy Kingdom comeSecondNew Covenant
Thy Will be doneThirdThe Word
On earth as it is in heavenTestamentImage
Give us this day our daily breadFourthWork and Wages
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against usFifthMutually Forgiven
Lead us not into temptationSixthLeadership
But deliver us from evilSeventhDeliverance
For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and everDoxologyLiturgical Response I
AmenAmenLiturgical Response II