Why doesn't the Lord's Prayer include thanksgiving?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
It does seem odd, given the apostle Paul's exhortation in 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 to "pray without ceasing" and to "give thanks in all circumstances," that the Lord's Prayer does not include instru...

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1387128289 BenK Cohen
I am a Messianic Jew. I believe Rabbi Jesus abbreviated a traditional Jewish prayer. It included words of thanksgiving. Here it is in its entirety:

"Our Father which art in heaven,

Hallowed and separated from the unholy to the holy be Thine Name.

Let Thy kingdom come and reign over us. 

Let Thy will and the remembrance of Thy glory be done on earth below, as it is done in heaven above. 

Give us today, and we thank You for our need for our bodies: our daily bread. 

Give us tomorrow, and we thank You for our need for our souls: our heavenly manna.

Forgive our many debts and our many sins, as we remit and forgive our debtors and their debts and their sins against us.

Lead us not away from giving into the power of temptation, sin, or iniquities.

But instead preserve us, and then, deliver us from evil.

For Thine alone is the kingdom, King of the universe.

Blessed then is the Name of thy power.

And all the glory of Your kingdom be eternal and forever. 


* Adonai Melech Ne'eman - God, our Faithful King

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