The Pop-Culture Annotated “Lord’s Prayer”

[This is a reference document that I really think ought to exist. Feel free to add onto it as necessary.]

Our Father who art in heaven,1

hallowed be thy name.2

Thy kingdom come.3

Thy will be done4

on earth as it is in heaven.5

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.6

[For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,7 8

for ever and ever.]


  1. Art in Heaven is a 2000 concert film featuring English musician Mike Oldfield. [Thanks, Yaffingales.]

  2. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" is a song from Iron Maiden’s 1982 album The Number of the Beast. [Thanks, commenter Drewcarey.]

  3. Kingdom Come is, alternately, a 2006 novel by J.G. Ballard, a 1996 DC comics mini-series by Alex Ross, or Jay-Z’s 2006 comeback record.

  4. "Thy Will Be Done" is a song by rock duo Handsome Furs, from their 2009 record Face Control.

  5. As It Is In Heaven is an Oscar-nominated Swedish film from 2004. [Thanks, @richardwarnica.]

  6. Deliver Us From Evil is an Oscar-nominated documentary about a paedeophile priest from 2006.

  7. The Power and the Glory is a 1940 novel by British writer Graham Greene.

  8. "The Glory" is a song from Kanye West’s 2007 album Graduation.

  9. Whatever and Ever Amen is a 1997 record by piano-pop trio Ben Folds Five.

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