The Lord’s Prayer November 24

The Lord's Prayer November 24

St. Mathew 6:9-13

After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy 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 lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the Glory, forever.

Amen

Jesus made it so easy for us to pray. I encourage you to pray for at least 30 minutes a day. I've had people tell me that they run out of words within a few minutes. So here's how you can fill your prayer time by turning this prayer into praise.

I will take the meanings of the words from the Greek translation:

Our Father which art in heaven

Our means: Company, us, we, you, and me, but this includes Jesus, The Holy Spirit, Angels. You are not alone! You have a prayer team in the house ready to praise God from the start.

Father which art in heaven

Now we have placed God as our Father in reverence, and where is He positioned? Some texts translate the word heaven to heavens which sets God above us in the third heaven. A place of prominence.

Hallowed be thy Name.

Hallowed: to revere that is with Great respect.

Now here's where you can start to get into the praise aspect of God's Name.

To start praising God's Name, "Hallowed be thy Name! Glory be thy Name! Holiness be thy Name! Righteousness be thy Name! Strong Tower be thy Name! Deliverer be thy Name! August be thy Name!"

The word August means: respected and impressive, distinguished, eminent, hallowed, illustrious, prestigious, celebrated, honored, acclaimed, esteemed, exalted.

By praising Him, you establish God's character in your mind and heart.

You can say this for 10 minutes easy. Sometimes I have to push myself past praising the Name of God.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

I used to relate this to the book of Revelations, thinking that God's will would take place after the return of Jesus, and it does, but where is the kingdom now?

Luke 17:21

Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

God's kingdom is within you, so by praying this, you're saying, "Your will be done in me!" By now you should be dancing!

Give us this day our daily bread.

Thank God he provides our bread for sustenance, but wait! We have established that His will should be in us; how will we know His will if He doesn't speak to us? So what is Bread?

John 6:35

And Jesus said unto them; I AM the bread of Life: he that cometh unto me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst.

Jesus is the Bread of Life, and it's evident that He is not talking about natural food.

A little side note, people were not allowed to say the words I AM, because that is the Name of God given to Moses. Saying it was punishable by death. Every time Jesus said "I AM" he was saying; "I AM GOD."

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

Forgive: To send, to go; to send forth, forsake, lay aside, leave, let, omit, put (send) away, remit, suffer, yield up.

I like the last part to yield up. I often experience a letdown when, suddenly, I have to switch gears and ask for forgiveness. Why? And why here? We're really getting into the praise at this point.

I think it is a reminder of how bad sin is. Imagine in the old testament when you had to take a baby lamb out of your flock and bring it to the temple walking for miles and carrying it—then sacrificing it. The thought makes me cringe.

But it coincides with the verse before: Jesus is the Bread of Life. So if God can do this for you, you can do this for Him, and I don't mean sacrificing a lamb; I mean sacrifice and forgive. By releasing your sin of unforgiveness towards others, as well as forgiving yourself.

Now we can rejoice in that we are forgiven because we have forgiven!

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil:

Oh Hallelujah! Now we've been delivered from the evil trap that was set before us, the trap of unforgiveness! He's already answering your Prayers!

For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the Glory, forever.

Oh, Happy days are here again! Who's the kingdom? You are! Your God's forever! You're his kingdom and under the authority of His power, and Glory forever! Time to start saying Thank You, Lord!

Amen, means: So be it.

He is: Jehovah-Tzidkenu

The Lord our Righteousness

Blessing's

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