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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