The Lord’s Prayer in Arabic 

I’ve been asked to help a student of Arabic who is preparing for a visit to a church community in the Middle East. She wants to learn to follow the Lord’s prayer in Arabic. So I thought I’d share my notes for her here too.

This is the clearest reading I’ve found on YouTube, with fully voweled Arabic subtitles. What I have copied below is without the vowels. I’ve broken some of the lines up to make it clearer which bits match the English version.

أبانا الذي في السماوات.

Our Father who art in heaven 

ليتقدس اسمك

Hallowed be Thy name 

ليأت ملكوتك.

Thy kingdom come

لتكن مشيئتك

Thy will be done

كما في السماء كذلك على الأرض.

On earth as it is in heaven (Ar: in heaven as it is on earth)

خبزنا الذي للغد أعطنا اليوم.

Give us this day our daily bread

وأغفر لنا ذنوبنا

And forgive us our trespasses 

 كما نغفر نحن أيضا للمذنبين إلينا.

As we forgive those who trespass against us

ولا تدخلنا في تجربة.

And lead us not into temptation 

 لكن نجنا من الشرير.

But deliver us from evil 

بالمسيح يسوع ربنا 

In Jesus Christ our Lord 

لأن لك الملك والقوة والمجد

For Thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory

 إلى الأبد.

For ever and ever





About Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Literary translator from Arabic, German and Russian into English
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