Over the last few weeks we have gone over two of the most prayed prayers in the bible. Last week we looked at the Lord's Prayer, this week we will look at what I believe Jesus is instructing us to do within this prayer.
9 Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. We should come to God with
praise and reverence for His name is high above any name to be named
since the beginning of creation.
come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We should pray for
God's plans for our lives to come to pass, and His will to done for us
here on earth, just as it will be for us in heaven.
us this day our daily bread. God supplies our needs, we should not get
wrapped up in seeking riches, but just knowing that God will supply
all of our needs according to His riches in glory, not according to our
And forgive us our debts, as
we forgive our debtors. This is one that is hard for everyone. We want
our debts and trespasses forgiven but it is extremely hard to forgive
someone that has wronged us. Jesus is telling us the key to our lives
being full is letting go of the things that are holding us back, I
believe un-forgiveness is one of the biggest problems in our world and
And do not lead us into
temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. I have always had a hard
time with this passage as I don't believe God tempts us but that the
devil is the one tempting us with the worldly things that rule so many
lives today. I do believe that God sent the Holy Spirit to come live in
our hearts and that through His strength and guidance we can overcome
anything that satan can throw at us.
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
has a plan for our lives, not just the here and now part, but every
part of our lives. I believe He laid things out in the simple prayers
that we looked at over the past few weeks so even the most stubborn and
simple among us could see His love and grace in our lives.
This week as you pray get it down to the simplest level and as your pray this prayer, let God speak to you through His words.