Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV) After this manner therefore pray ye: 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.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about prayer. It’s such a powerful tool that has been given to us. We can use it to speak to God, heal other people & shift atmospheres. Those are just a few reasons why prayer is so important as a child of God. In the above passage, Jesus taught His disciples how to pray. I paraphrased it to ensure that I knew what He was saying :).
Our Father, who is in heaven, You are holy. Let your kingdom come and your will be done here on earth like it is in heaven. Feed us today (physically & spiritually). And forgive us of our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Don’t lead us into temptation Lord, but bring us out of evil. The kingdom, the power and the glory are yours forever. Amen.
Your prayers don’t need to be long. They don’t always have to be the same either. In fact, they shouldn’t be the same because it’s a new conversation each time. The most important thing is the posture of your heart. When you pray, speak to God as if He were right next to you. If you are at a loss for words, don’t fret. Romans 8:26 says, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”
When was the last time you said a meaningful prayer to God?