The Lord’s Prayer: In A German Translation

Lord's Prayer in GermanRadical German theologians such as Paul Tillich and David Friedrich Strauss have had a tremendous impact on what we call the Progressive Christianity today, their works being as vital and contemporary now as when they were written. One of our favorite Paul Tillich quotes is: “The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.”

In tribute to Tillich, Strauss, and other progressive German theologians, we offer the following German translation of the Lord’s Prayer, the prayer Jesus taught his disciples when they asked him how to pray, the prayer that is the Rosetta Stone for understanding the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Our Father Prayer in German

Vater unser im Himmel,
geheiligt werde dein Name.
Dein Reich komme.
Dein Wille geschehe,
wie im Himmel so auf Erden.
Unser tägliches Brot gib uns heute.

Und vergib uns unsere Schuld,
wie auch wir vergeben unseren Schuldigern.
Und vergib uns unsere Schuld,
sondern erlöse uns von dem Bösen.
Denn dein ist das Reich und die Kraft
und die Herrlichkeit in Ewigkeit.

Gain fresh insight into the Our Father Prayer with our online book The Lord’s Prayer for Daily Life. The prayer’s hidden teachings will enrich and inspire you. Click the following link to begin reading the Living Hour Book now: Understanding The Lord’s Prayer.

If you would like to read The Lord’s Prayer in Pennsylvania Deutsch/German, please go to: The Lord’s Prayer in Pennsylvania Dutch.

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