Monday, December 15, 2014

The Lords Prayer

The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to Pray.  Jesus taught them to pray after this manner.  He opens with Matthew 6:9, 10

When we pray, we need to acknowledge God for who he is.  He is the Creator, and he is Holy, we are to praise God.  Open your prayer with reverence and praise to God.

Matthew 6:9, 10 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

In our prayer, we should go into thanksgiving. Thanking God for his provision, and guidance over us.

Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

As we pray and praise God and being thankful, we need to ask for forgiveness and confess our sins.

Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

After our confession of sin, we can make our requests known unto God. Pray for others as in the end of verse 12 forgiving our neighbor.

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

In ending our prayer there should be reverence to God in closing. It is God's kingdom, and it is in his power and give God the glory.