This olive wood keychain has, engraved on it, the most familiar New Testament prayer, usually referred to as the Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:2-4) but more accurately known as the Disciples’ Prayer, because in both the Gospels in which it occurs (also in Matthew 6:9-13), the prayer is given by the Lord to His disciples.
Luke 11:1 states that one of the disciples specifically asked Jesus for a prayer comparable to the prayer that John (the Immerser) had taught his disciples. It was common at that time for various groups to have distinctive prayers. Indeed, such prayers identified individuals as belonging to this or that particular group. The Pharisees had their prayers; the Essenes had theirs; and according to Luke, John the Immerser’s followers had theirs. So Jesus’ disciples asked for a prayer, and Jesus gave them one—the Disciples’ Prayer.