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"Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. 10 'Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 'Give us this day our daily bread. 12 'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.' 14 "For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 "But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. Matthew 6:9-15 (NAS)

This prayer that Jesus gives in Matthew 6:9-15 is referred to by some as the "Lord's prayer."  In Luke chapter 11, one of Jesus' disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray...and Jesus repeats parts of this prayer to them in Luke 11:2-4.

This is of course not the only prayer that Jesus prayed or the only recorded prayer.  Although most of Jesus' prayers are not recorded, you will see from reading the New Testament that Jesus prayed often.  Jesus' longest prayer that is recorded in scripture was during the Lord's supper prior to His crucifixion.  Jesus prayer with His disciples is recorded in the 26 verses of John chapter 17.  There are also many who refer to John 17 as the "Lord's prayer."

Let's look at Jesus' example of prayer in Matthew 6:9-15 and the manner in which we should pray.

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