Add meaningful decor to your home with a free printable of the Lord’s Prayer as well as tips for incorporating it into your daily life.

What is the Lord’s Prayer?

In the middle of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, he models a way to pray to God. This comes directly after the Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5. You can read what we now refer to as “The Lord’s Prayer” in Matthew 6:9-13 (and a shortened version in Luke 11:2-4).

"Our Father in heaven, 
hallowed be your name, 
your kingdom come, 
your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us today our daily bread. 
Forgive us our debts, 
as we have also forgiven our debtors.
 And lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from the evil one." 
-Matthew 6:9-13

(Some later manuscripts add:
"for yours is the kingdom and the power 
and the glory forever. Amen.")

hallowed be your name, 
your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins, 
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation." 
-Luke 11:2-4

Some people think it’s the only way to pray to God, while others believe it is to be used as a framework for how we should pray.

Whatever you believe, this powerful prayer came directly from the words of Jesus, so I encourage every Christian to learn this prayer! I use it both for a prayer to memorize and as a template on how to pray. Let’s break down what it means below.

The Spiritual Value of the Lord’s Prayer

Scripture shows us that Jesus prayed all the time. He prayed on special occasions such as during his baptism, choosing the 12 Apostles, and at Gethsemane.

He also prayed as a regular practice throughout his life. For example, the Bible tells us he “often withdrew to lonely places and prayed” in Luke 5:16. As long as Jesus saw the need for prayer in his life, I am fully convinced we need it in ours even more!

Jesus said The Lord’s Prayer in answer to a request from one of his disciples who asked him, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1).

The first half of the Lord’s Prayer focuses on God, while the second half focuses on us.

  1. God’s Holiness
    • Start your prayer by acknowledging who God is
  2. God’s Will
    • Focus your requests on his will not your own
  3. Daily Needs
    • Trust and thank him for providing for you
  4. Forgiveness
    • Repent of your sins and forgive others
  5. Temptation
    • Ask for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and protection

You can use this as a template to create your own prayer (I like to write mine down instead of saying them out loud). However, I also challenge you to learn the actual words of the prayer that Jesus modeled and recite that one as well. This way you can keep these scriptures at the forefront of your mind anytime you need a reminder of how to pray or words to have when you can’t find your own.

How to Incorporate this Printable in Your Home Decor

An easy way to memorize this prayer is to at least display it somewhere you’ll see it often! I’ve created a FREE Lord’s Prayer Printable for you to download. Afterward, here are a few ways you can incorporate it into your home decor:

  • Print it on cardstock and hang it on a wooden clipboard on a wall
  • Frame it as a 5×7 on your nightstand or an 8×10 in your hallway
  • Tape it to your bathroom mirror
  • Copy it small and keep it in your wallet
  • Give it as a gift to those you want to encourage
  • Hang it on the kitchen fridge and challenge your family to learn it with you

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