And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Luke 11:1-2
One of the greatest gifts Jesus given to us, was the Lord’s Prayer. Think about it, the words of our Lord given to us so we can repeat them to our Father. The same words the Apostles and the early Church repeated on a daily basis, are the same words we repeat, what a powerful thought. And each one of the lines from the Lord’s Prayer has a powerful meaning and proclamation
Our Father , who Is In Heaven, demonstrates that God is not only your father but he is also in control from His Kingdom. Holy is your name, this is why we often use the words “Lord” or “Adonai” to describe God because his name is so holy, the early Jews refused to even try to pronounce or translate it.
Your Kingdom come and your will be done. This should be our anthem in our daily lives. Living for The Lord’s return and doing the will of God. Your will be done as in heaven and on Earth. If you wouldn’t do something in Heaven, you shouldn’t be doing it on Earth. You should live everyday as Jesus is returning and God’s Kingdom is being established
Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Luke 11:3-4
You might start each day wondering what you should do or how to supply your daily needs. However, start by using the Lord’s Prayer and ask God for your daily bread. This is very metaphorical , as it could not only mean your physical needs but your spiritual needs for the day!
One of the confusions with The Lord’s Prayer is when we say debtors or trespasses, these words mean sin. Regardless of which one you say, it means we ask God to forgive us of our sins, and we forgive those who sin against us. Its important we repent of our sins and are willing to forgive others
The gospel of Matthew has another verse “Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil (Matthew 6:13) You can check out my complete commentary on The Lords Prayer here.