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The Lord’s Prayer – Our Father in Heaven

Jun 18, 2021

Followers of Jesus noticed the way he prayed and asked for guidance.

Have some frequent private personal prayer time with God. – Matthew 6:6
Don’t repeat words that are meaningless to you, thinking that the repeated activity will get you what you want. – Matthew 6:8

The Lord’s Prayer
“Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.” – Jesus in Matthew 6:9-13  Luke 11:1-4

Hallowed – to feel reverence for or to honor as holy (pure and without defect)
May you be acknowledged as God.
Praise – prayer that lifts up God and describes Him

“If prayer only starts from our thoughts and emotions, then it will be limited by them. We will only ever enjoy part of the relationship with God that He designed. “If God is not the starting point, then our own perceived emotional needs become the drivers and sole focus of our prayer. We cannot grow in a relationship with a person unless we learn who they are.” – Timothy Keller Prayer

“We must know the awe of praising his glory, the intimacy of finding his grace, and the struggle of asking his help, all of which can lead us to know the spiritual reality of his presence. Prayer, then, is both awe and intimacy, struggle and reality.” – Timothy Keller  Prayer