Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Prayer the Lord Taught

The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)

Could be relabelled “The Prayer the Lord Taught” being sinless 
he didn’t need to pray this one to himself.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come, 
your will be done, 
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us. 
Lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from evil. 
For the kingdom, 
the power and the glory are yours. 
Now and forever - Amen

Two things jump out about Jesus’ prayers. The first his public prayers were brief and secondly in private he pulled out the long ones, even the‘all-nighters’ (Luke 6:12).

The prayer Jesus taught us to pray is as his public prayers were, simple, complete and straight to the point. God only needs us to open our minds/mouths in
prayer to what is on our hearts, not compile poetic verse.

He knows our hearts and minds, just pray it.
Prayer really is that simple...

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