The Lord’s Prayer: German and Aramaic
The Lord’s Prayer is the best-known Christian prayer and is said to go back to Jesus himself. In the Gospels of Luke (Luke 11:1-4) and Matthew (6:9-13), we are told how Jesus taught his disciples to pray. The Lord’s Prayer connects Christianity around the world and has been translated into many languages. It is spoken in every service. This is the longer version according to Matthew with a total of seven petitions:
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 also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us to the time of trial,
but rescue us from the evil one.
For the kingdom and the power
and the glory are yours forever.
This is the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic. Did you know that Aramaic was the language that Jesus spoke with his disciples? Thus, the “Lord’s Prayer” was originally spoken in Aramaic and very probably written down later.
Here you can also find videos on YouTube to hear it spoken and sung:
What many may not know: The Aramaic language is highly endangered! The Christian ethnic group that speaks Aramaic is very small. The flight from wars, persecution and reprisals in the Middle East caused several waves of emigration from their home countries and major upheavals in the Aramaic-speaking community. The serious consequences: only a fraction of the community still speaks Aramaic today.
Our vision: We want to operate bilingual day care centers (German-Aramaic) nationwide. We are deeply convinced that in this way we can promote the Aramaic language from an early age.
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