AT THE SAVIOR’S COMMAND
AND FORMED BY DIVINE TEACHING,
WE DARE TO SAY:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name; …

Praeceptis salutaribus moniti,
et divina institutione formati,
audemus dicere:

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:
sanctificetur nomen tuum; …

At the Savior’s command
and formed by divine teaching,
we dare to say:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name; …

The priest used to introduce:

Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the words our Savior gave us.
OR
Jesus taught us to call God our Father, and so we have the courage to say:
OR
Let us ask our Father to forgive our sins and bring us to forgive those who sin against us.
OR
Let us pray for the coming of the kingdom as Jesus taught us.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name; …

About

The Roman Rite is marked by simplicity. Each action means something. The new translation at the start of the prayer powerfully states our relationship to Jesus and the Divine power of his teaching. It also introduces a part of the Mass that all Christians can recite together regardless of faith. The Lord’s Prayer is a beautiful ecumenical moment, a prayer taught directly from Jesus.