The Lord's Prayer

08/07/2015 14:21

Luke Chapter 11 verses 2-4  King James Bible

And He (Jesus) said unto them, When ye pray, say,

Our Father which art in Heaven

Hallowed be Thy Name.

Thy Kingdom come.

Thy Will be done, as it is in Heaven

so in earth.

Give us day by day our daily bread.

And forgive us our sins;

for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

Friend, notice that Jesus shows us how to address God - our Father which art in Heaven.

Then He says we should praise God - Hallowed be Thy Name (Your Name is Holy and I know it.)

We can then agree with God that His Kingdom and Will will be done just as in Heaven it is surely and most perfectly done.

Next we can ask for our needs - Give us daily our food and shelter and take care of all our human needs.

Then we admit we are a sinner and need forgiveness and we speak of how we will forgive others.

We then ask that the Lord be with us and help us to overcome temptation and not allow evil to be a driving force in our lives.

This attitude of prayer is one given to us by our Lord Jesus the Christ and therefore the Father will always hear this form of prayer said with a reverent heart.

Begin to use this simple prayer form to address the Father and believe that He will hear and respond to it.