INTRODUCTION OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
TO THE PRAYER OF
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Dear brothers and sisters,
today we have met, all Christians in the world, to pray together with the Our Father, the prayer that Jesus taught us.
As confident children we turn to the Father. We do it every day, several times a day; but right now we want to beg mercy for humanity severely tested by the coronavirus pandemic. And we do it together, Christians of every Church and Community, of every tradition, of every age, language and nation.
Let us pray for the sick and their families; for health workers and those who help them; for authorities, law enforcement and volunteers; for the ministers of our communities.
Today many of us celebrate the Incarnation of the Word in the womb of the Virgin Mary, when in her "Here I am", humble and total, the "Here I am" of the Son of God was mirrored. We too entrust ourselves with full trust to the hands of God and with one heart and one soul we pray:
Our Father in Latin
Pater noster qui es in coelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum; adveniat regnum tuum, fiat voluntas tua, sicut in coelo et in terra. Panem nostrum cotidianum 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. Amen Translation: Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen