Abandon Us Not – a prayer for a sick friend

In his book ‘The Aramaic Sayings of Jesus’ Basil Fletcher draws out what he calls the “sublime simplicity, poetic perfection and deep human quality of the words of Jesus…” that somehow become hazy when translated into Greek, and from which come the English translations.

For this post, I want to draw out just one element of Fletcher’s insights from ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ – the line:  “Lead us not into temptation.”

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Our Father… …أبانا


Our Father

in heaven

 في السماء،
hallowed be your name

 ليتقدس اسمك


your kingdom come

ليأت ملكوتك
your will be done

لتكن مشيئتك
on earth as it is in heaven

على الأرض كما هي في السماء
give us this day our daily bread

يقدم لنا هذا اليوم خبزنا اليومي
and forgive us our sins

ويغفر لنا خطايانا
as we forgive those who sin against us

كما نغفر نحن لمن الخطيئة ضدنا
and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil

وتؤدي بنا الا الى اغراء لكن نجنا من الشرير
for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory

لأن لكم ملكوت والقوة والمجد
forever and ever

 إلى أبد الآبدين


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