This, then, is how you should pray:“‘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. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Matthew 6:9-13
Known as the Lord’s prayer is the famous prayer that Jesus taught us all to pray. This is then how we pray to Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy holy kingdom come and your will only be done on earth as it is in heaven. Your will be done throughout the earth as it is gloriously done in heaven.
Your glorious will is done always in heaven and is the passion of every believer on earth. We owe our salvation to your well being done through Jesus Christ.
Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins forever as Jesus became sin for us. He alone wiped away our sins forever and we forgive our enemies and those who have spitefully used us. God never leads us into temptation but He always delivers us from all temptation.
God has defeated the evil one on the cross through Jesus Christ once and for all and the enemy has lost his power and authority forever. Many people think the Lord’s prayer is a legalistic prayer we should pray. But Jesus revealed this prayer for us to pray as a model.
The prayer is laden with principles we can pray to God and expect Him to answer us. He provides all of our needs and He daily loads us with benefits. Look at Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! God alone is the only One who can daily load us with His magnificent benefits.
He daily loads us with benefits and he gives us life’s provisions and He is so kind to us. He rains on the just and unjust. Think he is kind to those who don’t even acknowledge His existence.
We must acknowledge that He is the provider of all grace and everything that pertains to godliness and by His promises we are transformed from glory to glory.
The Lord’s prayer directs us to the mercy, authority and grace of God almighty. We cannot provide for our own basic needs. We should depend on God for all of our needs including the basic needs.
The Lord’s prayer is named as such because Jesus initiated the prayer in the first place. He showed us how to pray for everything we would ever need to pray for while living on the earth.
In the book of Hebrews, we are invited to come to the throne of grace boldly that we may receive mercy and grace to help in the time of need. The throne of grace which is God’s throne of course.