In the New Testament, book of Matthew 6: 7-15, Matthew directs his attention to followers of Christ and advises them to not pray in vein, because God does not respond to a word count, rather meaningful and concise messages that God already has thorough understanding of before the prayer escapes the lips of his people (Matthew). Thus, the Lord’s Prayer or the “Oratio Dominica” came to be (Lord’s Prayer). Directed initially to the Father himself, “Our Father in heaven”, and how honored the Creator’s place is in the lives of all, “…hallowed be your name…” (Matthew). The next phrase in the prayer refers to their holy and ever radiating love for mankind and how God’s presence is always welcome, “…Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…” (Matthew). Then the prayer could either be interpreted as asking for food and aliments, or knowledge and wisdom to carry through every day living in their light, “…Give us this day our daily bread…” (Matthew). After wisdom, comes forgiveness from continual sin that mankind not only inevitably commits, but is able to recognize from not only themselves but others as well, “…And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgi...
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... in front of all present. The act of reciting either or, shows the unification of the Christian faith as its people firmly state their beliefs.
In summation of all the analysis made thus far, The Lord’s Prayer and the Apostle’s Creed suggest a high degree of understanding that God’s sacrifice of [His] only Son, Jesus, ensured salvation from sin. Directly or not, they both address Jesus’s death on the cross as essential for his resurrection and ascension to take his place with God the Father in heaven. Because the Apostles’ Creed was developed after the time of the Lord’s Prayer, a more detailed assertion of the church’s foundational beliefs is made in the creed than the prayer. Nonetheless, the Lord’s Prayer, a concise map of what is expected of themselves and asked of God, holds true to conserving a meaningful and compact message that is still widely recited today.
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