Didache: say the Our Father thrice daily

This shows that by the end of the 1st C. or early in the 2nd C. Christians were being taught to RECITE the Our Father. This is important because evangelicals generally speaking do not like to recite anything, even the Lord's Prayer. (This chapter also teaches Christians to fast on Wednesdays and Fridays of every week, by the way.)

Didache 8:2, 3:

2. Neither pray as the hypocrites; but as the Lord commanded in His Gospel, thus pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. Give us today our daily (needful) bread, and forgive us our debt as we also forgive our debtors. And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one (or, evil); for Yours is the power and the glory for ever. 3. Thrice in the day thus pray.


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