The Lord’s Prayer Part 2

Bible in the air

Bible in the air

The Lord’s prayer part 2

Give us this day our dai­ly bread,

This is ask­ing for the pro­vi­sion need­ed to meet all of our needs. We can bold­ly ask the Lord to meet those needs and then trust Him to do so. This requires faith and the belief that God knows what we need before we even ask. Instead of detail­ing out every­thing, we sim­ply need to ask God to give us what we need.

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

A debt is any­thing that is owing to anoth­er. This could be finan­cial­ly, per­son­al­ly, emo­tion­al­ly, rela­tion­al­ly, etc. This is not just talk­ing about tak­ing a loan out from the local bank for that new car. This is about so much more.

This is about ask­ing God to for­give us of any debts or wrong­do­ings on our part. But it doesn’t stop there. It is declar­ing that we for­give those that owe us a debt! When some­one wrongs us we have to for­give them. In declar­ing that we for­give those that owe us a debt we are releas­ing that debt into God’s care. After all, He knows what’s best for all of us. Why not let Him take charge of those sit­u­a­tions.

God wants us to for­give oth­ers in fact, He requires it! If we can­not for­give oth­ers we can­not be for­given our­selves. Vs. 14 and 15  says, For if you for­give men for their trans­gres­sions, Your heav­en­ly Father will also for­give you. But if you do not for­give men, then your Father will not for­give your trans­gres­sions.

To not for­give is a tru­ly scary place to be.  Jesus is telling us here that we must pray, ask­ing for for­give­ness, as well as for­giv­ing oth­ers. The two go hand in hand.

And lead us not into temp­ta­tion, but deliv­er us from evil. For Thine is the king­dom, and the Pow­er, and the glo­ry, Forever. Amen.

This tells us that temp­ta­tions will come and we need to ask in prayer that we not fall into temp­ta­tion. In fact, it is a request that we be kept from even trav­el­ing a path that leads to temp­ta­tion. Jesus tells us that temp­ta­tions will come but God wants to deliv­er us from the evil schemes and traps that are laid out for us. We need to ask and believe that He will pro­tect us.

The last state­ment is declar­ing the awe­some­ness of God and His king­dom. We are called to be wor­shipers of God. He wants our praise. Let’s Praise Him in our prayers. His king­dom is filled with His glo­ry and Pow­er. Let’s declare it every time we pray!

 

Our Father who 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.

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