The Lord’s Prayer

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The power of The Lord's prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer comes more naturally to some than others.

Some of us pray more earnestly when times are complex, and although I have a great testimony of the power of prayer, I confess that I must work at generating a more meaningful pattern.

I am making progress though, and have begun to think of prayer as almost invisible vibrations from our soul that God can tune into in some marvelous unexplained way. A bit like tuning into a radio station.

Jesus gave us a wonderful resource to help our prayer; most Christians know it by heart; it is called The Lord’s Prayer.

In this prayer, Jesus gives us a clear structure of praying.

First, we bless God and pray for our world, our communities, and our lives to be shaped by God’s will;

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.

Next, we pray for daily needs to be met;

Give us today our daily bread.

Then for forgiveness for wrongdoings, strength to resist temptation and protection from danger;

Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those, who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.

We end by giving praise to God;

For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and forever.

Find out more here at the Church of England’s website.

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