The Catholic church has changed the Lords Prayer in Matthew 6:13 replacing “Lead Us Not Into Temptation” with “Do not let us fall into temptation” according to the pontiff.
Pope Francis approved the long-awaited changes during the General Assembly of the Episcopal Conference in Italy on 22nd May 2019.
This affects the recitation of the common prayer in all Catholic churches worldwide with immediate effect.
The Lord’s prayer has for a long time also been used by the Anglican Church, Legio Maria and other protestant churches.
It is not clear if they will also comply with the new wording or not.
According to the Vatican, the missal Gloria will also change from “Peace on earth to people of good will” to “Peace on Earth to people beloved by God.”
The Pope said that the new version is better because the original translation meant that God leads people into temptation, an action that portrayed God in a false light of leading people into temptations which is satans work.
His nature is a good and holy God.
“A father helps us to get up immediately,” clarified the Pope.
Catholics speaking Spanish had already made few changes to the Lord’s Prayer.
They changed the line “forgive us our trespasses’ to ‘forgive us our mistakes.”
Here is the new version of the Lords prayer:
This is the old version: