Atop the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem sits The Church of the Pater Noster, otherwise known in English as the Church of the Our Father.  The church is a Carmelite Roman Catholic Church.


This site has a rich history, both theological and sociological, but what is most noticeable are the mosaics of the Lord’s Prayer in over 100 languages throughout the church.

Church of the Pater Noster

I took photos of some of the over 100 tiles (and their languages):


Lords Prayer EnglishLords Prayer Portugese

our father duala
From Cameroon
our father kannada
Southwest India
our father tanatoraja
our father serbsce
Lusatia (Western Slavic))
Our father sara kaba
Central African Republic and Chad
our father farsi
our father cherokee
North America (Native Americans)
our father bariba
Benin and Nigeria
our father mina
our father paniai papua
our father palembang
our father moore
Burkina Faso in West Africa


How Jesus Taught Us To Pray

For Christians you should recognize that Jesus said, “Pray then like this,” and taught his disciples, and therefore us, as the way to pray.

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.

The Lords Prayer is a beautiful prayer.  To see it in so many different languages made me reflect on how many people throughout the world say it on any given day.

Peace be with your spirit.

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