Prayer after the Our Father
Prayer After the Pater Noster (the Our Father) a Mass Prayer
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.
Deliver us from those evils which we labor under at present;
from past evils, which can be nothing but our manifold sins;
and from all the evils to come,
which will be the just chastisement of our offences,
if our prayers, and those more powerful ones of Thy saints,
who intercede for us,
intercept not Thy justice,
or excite not Thy bounty.
Pater Noster is Latin for Our Father. The Our Father can be followed at Mass with this prayer, wherein we ask God to deliver us from evils in our lives in the present, the past (our sins), and the future. May we always turn to God for forgiveness and help. May we always trust in His mercy and love.