WWUTT: How to Pray?

Jesus taught us to pray like this:

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 also forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

Known as The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13 is like a blueprint on how to pray.

Through adoption in Jesus Christ, you are privileged to call God your Father. Still, you must revere His name as holy. He’s not your papa, or your “cosmic dad”. He is God, enthroned in heaven.How to Pray

He predestined us for adoption to Himself as sons thorugh Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will. (Ephesians 1:5)

Desire God’s kingdom, not an earthly one, as Paul wrote:

Set your minds on things that are above, not things on earth. (Colossians 3:2)

Also, desire that God’s will be done and not your own so your thinking would be conformed to His and that we might see His will on earth as perfectly as it’s realized in heaven.

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:5)

The requests for daily bread implies that we begin every day with prayer – that God would provide for all our basic needs, which Jesus said he’d do if we seek first his kingdom and righteousness.

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)

And also, that God would provide for all of our spiritual needs through the bread of His Word.

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he will live forever. (John 6:51)

Ask forgiveness for your sins, that you would have a heart to forgive others their sins. For if you don’t forgive others, neither will God forgive you.

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14-15)

And, when you are tempted, ask God to preserve you from giving into temptation and that He delivers you from the schemes of Satan.

Jesus said, “Whatever you ask for in My name, this I will do that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13)

…when we understand the text.

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