There is no better way to learn how to pray, then to study the words of the original Teacher,
Jesus Himself. Who else to give you a direct line to the Father, than from the Son? When
asked by a disciple on how to pray, Jesus taught his disciples this.
Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On Earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory
This may sound pretty, and it is an awesome prayer, but do we know what we are saying
when we pray that prayer? Let’s break it down so that we may truly understand.
“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.”
Here we are revering our Father as Holy and Sacred. In the beginning of our prayers, lifting
our God up beyond all things should be paramount. This is OUR time with God, and we do
not want any thoughts in our mind other than speaking with him.
“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done…on earth, as it is in heaven”
In this phrase we are simply stating a fact of all believers and doers of God’s word. Our
Kingdom is waiting for us if we adhere to his wishes. There is no sin in heaven, and that is
exactly what he is asking of us to be done on earth.
“Give us this day, our daily bread”
This is basically where we ask God to grant our prayers to him. Our daily bread is more than
food. It is what we want from life…our dreams for our futures, our dreams for our children,
and so on.
“And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us”.
We are asking God to forgive our sins, as we are forgiving those who sin against us.
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”.
We are asking God to keep us safe from those who may do us harm…or who may lead us
astray. God has granted us the right to choose between good and evil. It is up to us which
road we choose.
“For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever”
Once again, we are revering God’s majesty! He IS the way! He is the power, and all glory is in
Him. “Amen” Let it be! Amen
The Lord’s Prayer is the most powerful prayer ever in my opinion. People have been saying
this prayer for almost 2000 years, and like I said before, was taught by Jesus Himself! Now,
instead of just reciting the prayer…we can FEEL the prayer in all its glory!
Jesus didn’t just pull this prayer out of thin air. He not only taught it…He used it Himself to
pray to His father. Jesus had a relationship with his father, and that is what God wants for,
and from you…a relationship with Him. If you don’t have a relationship with God…how on
earth can you pray to him.
I have an example of what I am trying to say here. God blessed me with a singing voice. Not
just a guy who could carry a tune, but a REAL voice. You will understand what I am saying in
a moment. God not only blessed me with a voice, but He also blessed me with the capacity to
FEEL what I am singing. There is a HUGE difference between someone who just sings a song,
versus someone who FEELS a song. The emotion is what sells a voice…and emotion is what
sells a prayer. I hope you comprehend what I’m saying here.