The Lord’s Prayer, what does it tell?
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(Mat 6:9-13) Therefore pray in this way: Our Father, who is 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 also forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil. For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
People use this prayer almost everyday of their lives without knowing the real meaning behind it. Actually it is a manner of prayer that was taught to us by Christ Himself.
In the first verse, it says “pray in this way or in this manner,” which means this prayer was a pattern of prayer in response to the Apostle’s request to teach them how to pray.
The first part of the prayer is about praising God. (Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.)
The second part is to ask God of our requests. Requests must be according to His will. (1Jn 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.)
The third part is to ask forgiveness. This is one of the most important parts of the prayer, to ask forgiveness and to pray to be able to forgive also.
The last part is to entrust everything to God, and again to praise Him above all else. It is not wrong to use this prayer as long as we know the meaning of this prayer and we pray it by heart.