Presentation of the Bose Psalter
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k) The Lord’s prayer (Our Father)
This ends the office: it is the prayer taught us by Christ, the norm of all Christian prayers. It is always introduced by a verse taken from the New Testament. The Lord’s prayer has reached us in the versions of Matthew (6, 9–13) and of Luke (11, 2–4). We write them out here. Luke’s version, which contains the request for the Holy Spirit, may be more fittingly prayed in the morning and that of Matthew in the evening, where it is to be inserted after the common or proper oration, before the benediction.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we also forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Yours are the kingdom and the power and the glory for ages. Amen.
Father, hallowed be your name. Your Spirit come upon us and cleanse us. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation. Yours are the kingdom and the power and the glory for ages. Amen.
This is a formula of blessing taken from Scripture (Old Testament and Epistles), recited by whoever presides at the prayer.
In case of individual prayer, the truthfulness of the prayer requires that it be adapted to the situation, for example, by omitting the parts in dialogue…
(From: Comunità monastica di Bose, Preghiera dei Giorni, Gribaudi, Torino, 1996 pp. XI-XIX)