Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.
The lord’s prayer, our Father prayer is prayed
and is to be repeated as part of our daily prayer.
It starts out by addressing God as our Father
in heaven, as His name is honored and is
above all names, as we are His Children.
He wants us to spend time in prayer
with Him. The prayer moves on to pray
that God’s Kingdom will become the
norm on earth, replacing human rules
and governments, which are often
driven by greed and power. After God
do we turn to our own needs to be
satisfied. To forgive the wrong things
we have done. We ask for God’s
guidance and to protect us
Finally we turn back to God, and acknowledge His
supremacy as the almighty ruler.
Pray the Lord’s prayer then take one of the phrases
and spend a few moments contemplating on that
phrase. Imagine what it means for God’s Kingdom
to come, how we forgive those who sin against us,
for example. Then use those thoughts for further
prayer. Then go back to the Lord’s Prayer.
2 Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked
ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land.
Psalms 5:2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God:
for unto thee will I pray.