The Lord’s Prayer is the most famous prayer in the world. It is one of the greatest gifts Jesus gave us. It is not a magic spell or incantation. It’s not meant to be prayed as a mindless ritual. Instead, the Lord’s Prayer is a pattern for prayer that addresses everything you need in life. It’s a ten-step pathway, and each step leads you to a deeper relationship with God. Pray it slowly, phrase by phrase, and let Jesus speak to your heart.
“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven,?hallowed be your name,?10 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
What did God say to you as you read today’s Bible passage?
What word or phrase was most meaningful to you?
How does it apply to your life?
What is your prayer?
This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude or praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. But take a minute to write a prayer of response to God.