Let’s take a lovely long look at the Lord’s own prayer. These familiar lines hold volumes of truth and meaning, although we may be tempted to recite them somewhat blankly for their familiarity.
Jesus’ followers, during his First Century ministry on earth, asked Him how to pray. And He offered this model, which still guides believers to pray biblically.
Within these oft-spoken lines, we can find a wonderfully complete pattern for balanced prayer.
After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
As it is in Heaven.
Give us this day
Our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not in to temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom
And the power
And the glory
In a series of upcoming posts, Heart of a Ready Writer will linger on these lines, looking at related Bible verses and reflecting on the Lord’s model for prayer.
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