October 10, 2016
"Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 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 6:9-13
Notice it is not until we have acknowledged God with reverence for WHO HE is and prayed for HIS kingdom and will that we get to OUR needs. A good reminder for us as we pray and generally tend to jump right in with OUR needs way before any other thing crosses our minds. This prayer Jesus gave us as "pattern" to help us guide us in our praying - Since it's HIS idea - it might be good for us to apply it as we pray - often people question why they (seemingly) see so few prayers answered - well let's examine our praying and see if we're following the pattern that JESUS HIMSELF gave us to follow! Lord, TEACH us to pray!
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