After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Matthew 6:9
One of the many great gifts and blessings God has given us is The Lords Prayer. Not only because it came from the mouth of our Lord Jesus Christ himself, but it also gives us focus and understanding with our relationship with God
The first line reveals to us that our Heavenly Father reigns from Heaven. The word Hallowed means Holy. Treat Gods name with holiness not vain! This is why blasphemy is such a serious offence to God
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10
We eagerly await the return of our Lord Jesus Christ and the establishment of Gods Kingdom here on Earth. Were not looking forward to floating around on clouds with harps, Heaven will becoming down to Earth and establish His Kingdom
Also while we are here , we should strive to do Gods will and not our own. This can often be a struggle to find Gods ultimate will for our lives versus our own will. Establishing a close relationship with Jesus is vital to understanding this
Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11
Often we try to plan our future way ahead, Jesus instructed us not to. Everyday we need to start our day with asking God to give us our “daily bread”. Give us the wisdom, understanding, strength, and provision to make it through another day. Rely on God for all your needs! Obviously, that doesn’t mean we just sit around and do nothing, but God is our leader and we follow his direction
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Matthew 6:12
Repentance is not a one time deal. Repentance should be a way of life. When we fail and fall short , come to Jesus and ask for forgiveness. We also need to forgive those who have sinned against us. We cant expect God to forgive us if we are not willing to forgive others. Start your day with a clean slate!
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. Matthew 6:13
Satan (the evil one) is going to try and tempt you into sin. Daily we should ask God to help us resist that temptation whatever it may be. Obviously God has given you free will to choose, but those choices have fatal consequences.
The Lords Prayer is more than just a repeated mantra, it’s a proclamation, it’s a declaration, it’s a way of life Amen!