Tuesday, 28 February 2012
28th February 2012 Matthew 6:7-15
The Lord's Prayer
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
I love the Lord's Prayer; it's structure, the way it's engrained on my heart, the way I've known it forever, it's complete coverage.
I've never been able to just say it like some people tell me they do. For me it takes me deep into God's presence, every word has a purpose, every truth touches my heart. It is the truest of God's words for me.