Teach Us to Pray

Matthew 6:9-13

In this manner, therefore, pray:  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 forgive our debtors.  And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.  For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Hallowed by Thy name

  • Jehovah Jireh (My Provider)
  • Jehovah Rapha (My Healer)
  • Jehovah Nissi (My Victory)
  • Jehovah Shalom (My Peace)

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven

  • Pray for God’s will in different areas of your life
  • Pray for your family
  • Pray for your place of work, your school
  • Pray for your neighborhood, your town, your state, your country, the world
  • Pray for those who have authority over you and yours

Give us this day our daily bread

  • Ask God for your basic needs
  • Ask God for the needs of your family

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us

  • Ask God to forgive you for specific areas of your life where you have failed/sinned
  • Ask God to cleanse you from secret sins, revealing to you as you err, those that you are not conscientiously aware of
  • Ask God for grace to forgive those who have sinned against you

Deliver us from evil

  • This is spiritual warfare
  • No “Now I lay me down to sleep” or “Oh GOD!” prayers

For thine is the kingdom, power and the glory

  • Lord, You are in full control
  • Lord, have Your way in all these areas
  • Lord, You are worthy to receive glory, honor and praise

Matthew 26:40-41 – Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

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