The Lord Jesus was asked by his disciples to teach them to pray (see: Matt. 6:9-13 and Luke 11:1-4). The prayer Jesus gave has been a deep, wonderful, personal prayer his people have prayed throughout the centuries.
The Lord’s Prayer is a beautiful and complete prayer, while also providing wonderful guidance as to the God whom we pray to, and what we are invited to pray about.
Over the next weeks at The Lakes, we’ll take each line, noticing its profound richness and truth, and grasp our Heavenly Father’s invitation to be part bringing his universal masterplan about in our lives.
Here is the text of a popular rendetion of the Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory
are yours, now and forever. Amen
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