Should Christians recite the Lord’s Prayer?

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On Wednesday Night, May 28th, we will try to answer the question – Should Christians recite the Lord’s Prayer?  In Luke 11: 1 Now it came to pass, as [Jesus] was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” 2 So He said to them, “When you pray, say: ​​Our Father in heaven, ​​Hallowed be Your name. ​​Your kingdom come. ​​Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 3 ​​Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 ​​And forgive us our sins, ​​For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. ​​And do not lead us into temptation, ​​But deliver us from the evil one…”

Since Jesus said “when you pray, say…”  many Christian denominations regularly recite the Lord’s prayer as a part of their worship. However, other Christian denominations say that the “Lord’s Prayer” was given to us as a model prayer or an outline on how to pray and that we should not repeat the prayer word for word, over and over – because Jesus said in Matthew 6: 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do.”

So, our question for the evening is – to recite or not to recite – what do you think?

Should Christians recite the Lord's Prayer?

  • Yes (68%, 13 Votes)
  • No (16%, 3 Votes)
  • Not Sure (16%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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