188.8.131.52 The Lord's Prayer in divine service
In the liturgy of the divine service, the text from the gospel of Matthew in the New King James Version of the Bible is used:
"Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."
The Lord's Prayer occupies a firm place in our liturgy. This is the only prayer that the believers bring to God together in accordance with a fixed wording.
It is also a prayer of repentance, spoken before the forgiveness of sins, in which the faithful confess before God that they have sinned.