“When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again.
Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!
Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us today the food we need,6:11 Or Give us today our food for the day; or Give us today our food for tomorrow.
References for Matthew 6:11
and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
And don’t let us yield to temptation,6:13a Or And keep us from being tested. but rescue us from the evil one.6:13b Or from evil. Some manuscripts add For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
References for Matthew 6:13
“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.
But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.
“And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get.
But when you fast, comb your hair6:17 Greek anoint your head. and wash your face.
References for Matthew 6:17