Bible Verses of the Week
The Lord's Prayer
This is Jesus' model of the perfect prayer. We praise God and look forward to the time when all people will obey Him. We ask for only the essentials of life. We ask for forgiveness of our sins, but only after we have forgiven other people who have sinned against us. We ask for strength to resist temptation and for protection from Satan.
The original prayer, like all of the New Testament, was originally written in the ancient Greek language. The traditional form was a translation made 400+ years ago into English as it was spoken at that time, but it is still popular for use in church services.
The phrase, "For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen." was not part of the original prayer. It was added to some old manuscripts, perhaps for use in liturgy, and reproduced in some older Bible translations. There is more information here: What Does the Bible Say About Prayer?