So we shall enter by the narrow gate.
The gate is wide that leads to perdition,
and many go that way.
But the gate to life is small, the road is narrow,
and those who find it are few.
Gospel Reading - The Lord’s Prayer
1He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ 2He said to them, ‘When you pray, say:
Father,a hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.b
3Give us each day our daily bread.c
4And forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
And do not bring us to the time of trial.’d
- Other ancient authorities read Our Father in heaven
- A few ancient authorities read Your Holy Spirit come upon us and cleanse us. Other ancient authorities add Your will be done, on earth as in heaven
- Or our bread for tomorrow
- Or us into temptation. Other ancient authorities add but rescue us from the evil one (or from evil)
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.