The Lord’s Prayer in French

The Lord's Prayer in FrenchThe Lord’s Prayer in French is certainly one of the most beautiful versions of the “Our Father” (Notre Père’) prayer. There have been many progressive Christian theologians and ministers among the French throughout history.

If you aren’t familiar of who the Living Hour considers to be progressive Christians, please see our post: Progressive Christianity Defined.

One of our favorite progressive Christians among the French is the 20th century Jesuit priest and scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, who once wrote: “Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”

Teilhard de Chardin without question recited the Lord’s Prayer in French many times throughout his life. And these are the words he would have said:

Our Father Prayer in French

Notre Père, qui es aux cieux,
Que ton nom soit sanctifié,
Que ton règne vienne,
Que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.

Donne-nous aujourd’hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offences
Comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation,
mais délivre-nous du mal,
car c’est à toi qu’appartiennent le règne,
la puissance et la gloire, aux siècles des siècles.


To read a line by line modern analysis of the Our Father Prayer, please go to: The Lord’s Prayer Meaning.

To compare the Lord’s Prayer in French with the Our Father Prayer in Latin, please go to: The Lord’s Prayer in Latin.

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