Bible Verse of the Day
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘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 today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
This is what is commonly referred to as The Lord’s Prayer, which I am sure you already knew J. I spent many years in a church that would often say the Lord’s Prayer, which I do not think there is anything wrong with, but I think to some degree that we are missing the point of whatwas saying here. I don’t think He was saying you must say these exact words as I do, but rather these are the things you talk with God about.
You see just as in any relationship there is not a formula but rather a way of approaching one another.
When Jesus says:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, He is saying in other words Abba (father, Daddy,) you are the One and only One you are the Man, Numero Uno, Boss, the Bomb…
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…. I want what you want for me and for my life, I know that You have my best interests in mind, and that Your heart is pure towards me.
Give us today our daily bread…. I know that You will provide my needs and will help me get through this battlefield called life.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors… Help me to mirror Your heart of forgiveness and grace to those in my life. May I fully feel these from You.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one… give me eyes to see the deeper truths in life, to see the traps the enemy sets in attempts to rob, destroy, and kill my life in all ways. Give me strength to withstand the attacks on my heart and I know You are there fighting along side me against this foe.
Pray however you feel comfortable, thanking the Father for what He has done and id doing in your life. It is okay to tell Him your doubts, your fears, your frustration… after all isn’t a good relationship based on authenticity?
Be authentic with your Father today.
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