This Sunday, we studied the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus’ response to his friends’ request that he teach them how to pray.
This week, spend some time integrating the Lord’s Prayer into your prayer life. Here’s the prayer from Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4, along with some prompts to guide your prayer time:
‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’
- “Our Father” implies we are a part of God’s family…consider what this means and thank Him.
- “Hallowed” means greatly revered and respected…spend some time contemplating who God is and what he means to you.
- Pray for God’s kingdom and will to come in your life, church and community.
- Pray for provision for your needs and the needs of those around you.
- Search your heart to confess any sins in your life and receive God’s forgiveness.
- Think through the temptations you face in life and ask God to guide and protect you.