The Lord’s Prayer In Latin Translation | Pater Noster

It’s a shame that in the United States, we no longer teach Latin in our schools, for Latin has a grace, beauty, and music that English has a difficult time rivaling. This is not to say that Latin is better than English, only that each language has different strong points; and gracefulness is one area where Latin usually triumphs.

We should be thankful that the Catholic Church has kept Latin alive through its worship services and prevented Latin from become completely a dead language. We should also give thanks to Pope Francis, who certainly ranks among the most progressive Christians to lead the Catholic Church—and one wishes him all the best as he struggles to lead the church hierarchy closer to following the true message of the Gospels and Christ.

The following is a Latin version of The Lord’s Prayer (Pater Noster), the prayer which Jesus taught his disciples when they asked him how to pray, the prayer which is the Rosetta Stone for understanding the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We suggest that it be read it out loud for full appreciation.

The Our Father Prayer in Latin

PATER noster, qui es in caelis,
sanctificetur nomen tuum.
Adveniat regnum tuum.
Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra.
Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie,
et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut
et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris.
Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo.

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If you would like to read Our Father Prayer in a German translation, please go to: The Lord’s Prayer in German.

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