Lord’s Prayer Quotes

Lords Prayer QuotesThroughout history, the Lord’s Prayer has inspired statesmen, philosophers, writers, and even scientists (as can be seen by the famous quote by biologist Rupert Sheldrake). In this post, we have compiled a collection of some of the most well-known quotations on the Lord’s Prayer.

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Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord’s Prayer. – Napoleon Bonaparte

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I still say the Lord’s Prayer every day. It covers a lot of ground in our relation to the world. – Rupert Sheldrake

The third clause of the Lord’s Prayer is repeated daily by millions who have not the slightest intentions of letting any will be done except their own. – Aldous Huxley

The Lord’s Prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals. – Arthur Wellesley

I think the Lord’s Prayer is a very powerful prayer. And the prayer of St. Francis. – Dennis Kucinich

I recited the Our Father (Lord’s Prayer) in Greek every day before work, and I repeated it very often in the vineyard. Since that time I have made a practice of saying it through once each morning with absolute attention. If during the recitation my attention wanders or goes to sleep, in the minutest degree, I begin again until I have once succeeded in going through it with absolutely pure attention. Sometimes it comes about that I say it again out of sheer pleasure, but I only do it if I really feel the impulse. The effect of this practice is extraordinary and surprises me every time, for, although I experience it each day, it exceeds my expectation at each repetition. – Simone Weil

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord’s Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach. – Woodrow Wilson

“It is because of you,” says God, “that my kingdom cannot come.”   Helmut Thielicke

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus assumes that asking for forgiveness would be a daily occurrence, as would praying that we might be delivered from evil and led not into temptation. – Kevin DeYoung

This, I thought, is what is meant by ‘thy will be done’ in the Lord’s Prayer, which I had prayed time and again without thinking about it. It means that your will and God’s will may not be the same. It means there’s a good possibility that you won’t get what you pray for. It means that in spite of your prayers you are going to suffer. – Wendell Berry

Give us this day our daily bread” is probably the most perfectly constructed and useful sentence ever set down in the English language. – P.J. Wingate

The Lord’s Prayer may be committed to memory quickly, but it is slowly learnt by heart. – Frederick Denison Maurice

I used to think the Lord’s Prayer was a short prayer; but as I live longer, and see more of life, I begin to believe there is no such thing as getting through it. If a man, in praying that prayer, were to be stopped by every word until he had thoroughly prayed it, it would take him a lifetime. – Henry Ward Beecher

Before we can pray, “Lord, Thy Kingdom come,” we must be willing to pray, “My Kingdom go.” – Alan Redpath

The Lord’s Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words. – David McIntoshin

“Novels have a habit of concluding in the same way that the Lord’s Prayer begins: with the kingdom of heaven on earth.” – Friedrich von Schlegel

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