The Lord’s Prayer = Our Prayer

You’ve heard it. You’ve said it. It’s the Lord’s Prayer.

We recite it as if it’s a religious saying.

But if you read Luke 11:1 NIV it says:

“One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.””

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Teach us to pray. And how does Jesus respond? With the Lord’s Prayer.

So how can we incorporate the structure of the Lord’s Prayer into our daily lives?

Here’s a breakdown of how the Lord’s Prayer goes:

“This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

When we pray, we should thank God for who He is and what He has done in our lives. Whether it is as simple as being happy, or major like a new job, you should always be thankful.

“your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Give us today our daily bread.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

When we ask God about something, we don’t just ask about things for ourselves, but for others as well. When you pray for others, the praying also changes you as well and causes you to care for others as well.

“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Let’s be honest- we’ve all done something wrong, whether it is being snippy to someone or completely disobeying your parents. We should always ask God to forgive us. As well as that, but we should also pray that God can help us forgive others for the pain that they’ve caused us.

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ’”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:13‬ ‭NIV‬

We should always, always ask for God’s protection concerning danger and temptation. When we do, He shows us things that we haven’t seen before, and He can show you how to overcome those temptations.

How about you?

How do you pray?

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