Well, here we go, the final of the Lord’s prayer series. I hope this has helped you discover the meaning behind what we pray and how we take that same prayer into our own lives. In the final part, we pray, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
Right, it’s been a while now since we’ve gone through the last part of the Lord’s prayer, so it’s time to continue! Last time I went through, “Lord, forgive us our sins.” Today I’m going to talk about, “As we forgive those who have sinned against us.”
Next in the series on the Lord’s prayer is, “Forgive us our sins.” Right now, I think we can all be honest and say that we pray that part of the prayer more than any other. We’re constantly asking God to forgive our sins. We’re constantly repenting for the things we’ve done, whether it’s something we say, think, or do. A day doesn’t go by where we don’t say, “I repent!”
Right, we’re back with the Lord’s prayer. So far we’ve gone through “Out Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” Next up is, “Give us this day, our daily bread.” Before I go on, lets look at today’s culture. We’re all striving to have wealth. We’re striving for riches, yet Jesus said to pray for our daily bread? Let me explain.
In the previous post on the Lord’s Prayer series, I talked about letting go of our own kingdoms, our goals, our visions, and letting Christ’s kingdom enter our hearts, and spread out to those around us. Today I’m going to look at the part of the prayer that says, “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.”
Alright, post four in the Lord’s Prayer series. So far we’ve gone through, “Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed by thy name,” Now we’re going to look at, “thy Kingdom come.” What do you imagine when you hear this prayer? I want to talk about that today.
So we began the prayer with “Our Father.” It’s a community of believers, whom God has called into fellowship with Him. After that Jesus then goes on to say, “Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed by thy name.” Jesus begins by bringing us together, then He responds in a magnificent declaration of praise. What I want to focus on today is the way Christ describes the Father.
The Lord’s prayer is one of the many passages in the Bible most everyone knows, along with Psalm 23 and John 3:16. With this series, I’m going to jump right into it and dig for some of the treasures that can be found. Some of you may never have thought of some of these things while citing it. Some of you may not even know what most of it means. I’m going to try to explain it, for you, and for myself.