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.
Sequence of Prayer?
I remember when I still lived at home, I was praying with my mother one evening. Most of the time we closed by praying the Lords Prayer together. At this particular evening, my mother said the prayer in the wrong order confusing us both at that time.
Once we were done we had a funny argument about who was right. We quickly opened up the Bible, read Matthew chapter 6 and it turned out that I was right. Later that evening I thought about the Lords Prayer. When Jesus thought the men how to pray, I believe He structured it in a very specific way.
He started off by giving praise to God. Back in the day my prayer wasn't no structure and a lot of the times I started off with my problems. Only later I realized that it's God's grace that I am able to come before him and thank him that he saved me and that I have the oppertunity to bring my problems before him.
At the end of the day, his will be done! Problems can be related to your job, financials, family or sin. If you are struggling with sin, then listen up now.
When Jesus thought his disciples how to pray, he said: Give us this day our Daily bread. After that he asks to forgive our debt.
When we sin, there is a debt to be paid in order to make us right before God. That Debt was Jesus Christ. He paid the debt and cleared our account.
If we struggle with sin, there is a problem that we need to address. And we have to take it to the root. Often times we are busy trying to reap the fruit and we then miss the root.
You see, when we seek fellowship with God through Prayer and reading the word of God, he will provide us with the strength to overcome sin! He can open our eyes to see the bigger picture. He will show you the root to the problem and then give us strength to tear out the root.
What I would like to highlight is that we shall seek the daily bread first, which will ultimately give us strength to overcome sin.
Does that mean I don't have to ask for forgiveness? Of course not! We still have to! But if we focus on the Word, and the Power of God it will give us strength so we do not commit to the sin in the first place.
Praise the Lord for his graceful nature! I hope you enjoyed this little message, and will always start by giving praise to the Almighty!