Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Thursday, July 06, 2006

After this manner therefore pray ye:

"Pray, then, in this way:
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Gives us this our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever,
Amen."
Matthew 6:9- 13 Living Bible

WoW! What a model He has left for us!

A prayer that we too are to patern ourselves after.

When we pray we are to pray to "Our Father" - not to anyone but "Our Father."

As Jesus taught His followers to pray it was to the "Father."

Father says it best, He is our heavenly Father.

Father carries both respect and freedom in His title.

When we have a healthy relationship between father and child there is openness.

"Who art in heaven" is referring to all things which surround us.

He is in the air we breathe, He is in the galaxies, He encompasses the earth, and heavens.

God - He is not contained in these three little letters!

He is everywhere, yet is as close as our breath.

"Hallowed be thy name", it means consecrated, holy, or dedicated or giving honor.

God not only is majestic and holy, He is also practical and loving.

We need to honor God and not use His name lightly, for when we use His name lightly we are not respecting God's holiness.

Holiness is absolute freedom from moral impurities.

holiness is saying Father we acknowledge that your name is absolutely separate from sin.

"Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done."

Let it come to pass, that the kingdom of God come.

Let Your will be done here on earth as it is always done among the angels about You.

We must be willing to submit our life to the will of God.

Let Your will be done in me whatever it takes!

We as Christians should live in such a away that when others look upon us they only see Him.

We must first lift up His name, His rule, His will.

Here we now shift gears to "Give us this day our daily bread."

Our daily bread is the basics.

He already knows what we need even before we ask. (Read Matthew 6:8)

Daily bread is a symbol of everything that we have need of in order to live.

It is wrong to think that we can provide all our needs ourself.

It is the Lord our God, our Father, our Sustainer who gives us daily bread.

"And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors."

Sin is like a lingering debt, if not paid it will accrue interest.

We cannot cover our sins, they must come under the blood of our precious Savior.

He will cleanse and wash away our sin when we set our debt before Him the One who forgives.

"And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."

God doesn't lead us into temptation, but will caused us to be tried by them.

He will not let us be tried by more than which we can bear. (Read 1 Corinthians 10:13)

God will not let us be overwhelmed by temptation.

God will rescue us.

"For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.

Amen. So be it.

When we pray it is as if we are looking into a doorway.

Prayer is the doorway to heaven.

When we pray we are essentially leaning on the Everlasting Arms of God.

Come let us draw from His resevoir.

"Therefore with joy shall we draw water out of the wells of salvation" Isaiah 12:3

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