Pray then like this:
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your identify.
Your kingdom come,
your will likely be accomplished,
on earth as it’s in heaven.
Give us at the present time our day by day bread,
and forgive us our money owed,
as we even have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
however ship us from evil.
A Sample for Prayer
The sample for prayer that Jesus has given to you and to me exists in order that we might uncover peace and contentment, hope and forgiveness, fact and assurance that comes from God alone via prayer.
How easy but deeply profound the Lord’s Prayer is, as we will see even in short define:
- The fatherhood of God (and his loving look after his kids)
- The holiness of God (and his holy sacrifice for us)
- The dominion of God (and his reign over all of life)
- The need of God (and his excellent plan for us)
- The supply of God (daily for all our wants)
- The forgiveness of God (for all sins and the sins of others)
- The safety of God (from temptation and from Devil’s energy)
- The truth of his kingdom, his energy, and his glory without end
This prayer, by God’s grace, holds the promise of fixing your life and my life—to assist us reside daily and second by second in loving dependence on God. Assume, for instance, of the dramatic half the Lord’s Prayer performed in overcoming evil throughout the tragic occasions of September 11, 2001—how after Todd Beamer prayed the Lord’s Prayer, “God enabled Todd and his fellow passengers on Flight 93,” as Todd’s widow Lisa Beamer writes, “to take courageous actions that undoubtedly saved many lives.”
This prayer, by God’s grace, holds the promise of fixing your life and my life—to assist us reside daily and second by second in loving dependence on God.
Might we certainly be challenged and inspired all the time to hope, as Lisa writes additional:
On September 11, Todd’s mission on earth was completed, and he ended daring drastically. . . . Our problem within the time remaining for us is to every day dare drastically for God, leaving lukewarm religion behind.
I covet your prayers now and sooner or later as my kids and I face the challenges of life every day without Todd. I thanks prematurely for the blessings these will carry for us.
I pray, too, as you face the challenges of every day that you’ll know that you’re by no means with out hope, via religion that’s based within the sovereign, loving God.1
Might the best prayer of the Bible carry you deeper understanding of the living God, and of his energy and his presence and his peace, so that you could be “dare greatly for God, leaving lukewarm faith behind.” For thine is the dominion, and the facility, and the glory, without end. Amen.
1. Quoted from Lisa Beamer’s Foreword in A Cause for Hope (Wheaton, IL.: Crossway Books, 2001), pp. 10, 11
This text is tailored from the ahead of The Prayer of Our Lord by Philip Graham Ryken.
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