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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Guide to Latin Prayers: Lesson 03 - Pater Noster

Our Father

Taken from the Baltimore Catechism No. 4:
This is the most beautiful and best of all prayers, because Our Lord Himself made it. (Matt. 6:9; Luke 11:2). One day when He was praying and explaining to His Apostles the great advantages of prayer, one of them said to Him: "Lord, teach us to pray." Then Jesus taught them this prayer. It contains everything we need or could ask for. We cannot see its full meaning at once. The more we think over it, the more clearly we understand it. We could write whole pages on almost every word, and still not say all that could be said about this prayer. It is called "the Lord's," because He made it, and sometimes the "Our Father," from the first words.

Pater noster
(PAH-tehr  NOHS-tehr)

Qui es in caelis
(quee  ehs  een  CHAY-lees)

sanctificetur nomen tuum
(sahnc-tee-fee-CHAY-toor  NOH-mehn  TOO-oom)

adveniat regnum tuum
(ahd-VAY-nee-aht  RAY-nyoom  TOO-oom)

fiat voluntas tua
(FEE-aht  voh-LOON-tahs  TOO-ah)

sicut in caelo et in terra.
(SEE-koot  een  CHAY-loh  eht  een  TAYHR-rah)

Panem nostrum quotidianum
(PAH-naym  NOHS-troom  quoh-tee-dee-AH-noom)

da nobis hodie
(dah  NOH-bees  HOH-dee-ay)

et dimitte nobis debita nostra
(eht  dee-MEET-tay  NOH-bees  DAY-bee-tah  NOHST-rah)

sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris
(SEE-koot  eht  nohs  dee-MEET-tee-moos  day-bee-TOH-ree-boos  NOHST-rees)

et ne nos inducas
(eht  nay  nohs  een-DOO-kahs)

in tentationem
(een  tehn-TAH-tsee-oh-nehm)

sed libera nos a malo.
(sehd  LEE-behr-ah  nohs  ah  MAH-loh)

This concludes the third lesson. Practice often.