God's Perfect Prayer Formula
“Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.” Matthew 6:9-13 (NRSV)
We hear this prayer so often that we recite it by rote, but each sentence has deep and powerful meanings. Jesus tells us how to pray with it, giving us the exact formula for the perfect prayer. We don't want to take this prayer for granted!
Why is each part important? How can you use it to create your own prayers?
Today, as your action step, meditate on the Lord’s Prayer, take it apart, bit by bit, asking God to reveal deep and secret meanings to you. You won’t be sorry.
Prayer focus: Unrest in the world
Action Step: Meditate and journal on the Lord’s Prayer. What revelations did you discover?