"The Lord's Prayer" For My Daily Life
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“Our Father in Heaven”
You are my God, my Savior and my Father. You fill the earth, the seas, the sky and the heavens, and you fill my heart. I am your child and you love me. All good things come from you and if I ask, you will give me the desires of my heart. You are with me wherever I go and you promised that you would never leave me. You live in light, so when I am enjoying times of blessing, you are there. You live in darkness, so that when I am troubled or feeling alone, you are there. I can never escape your love.
“May your name be kept holy”
I will honour and glorify your name, for it is mighty and holy. It is a name that is above every name in heaven and in earth. You are all-powerful, all-knowing and all-holy and your name is to be both praised and feared. At the mention of your name I will bow and acknowledge you as Lord, for there is salvation in no other. You are the Holy One of Israel.
"May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven”
As I wait for the return of your Son, I ask only that your will be done in my life. If that brings joy, then may your will be done. If that brings sorrow, then may your will be done. You are my strength and my strong tower and I will run to you. I will accept what you have for my life without complaint and I will honour you in all things. I will put you first above everything else in my life, above my family and my career, above my hobbies and leisure and above the things I want to own and keep for myself. Without you I am nothing and I want my will to conform to your will.
"Give us today the food we need”
Provide the things I need, so that I may care for my family, and let me not worry about what tomorrow may bring. I lay all my hopes, dreams and ambitions at your feet, asking that you take them, bless them and use them for your glory. Provide for my family both physically and spiritually. Physically, as in food, clothing, shelter and good health. Spiritually, as in a closer walk with you.
"And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us”
I accept the gift of salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Forgive me for the many mistakes that I make each day and help me to forgive those who offend or hurt me by their words or actions. Let me always remember Jesus’ words as he hung on the cross, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do”. Give me the heart of Jesus so that I may also forgive others.
"And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one"
Temptation comes from Satan, not from you, and you have promised not to allow me to be tempted above what I am able to bear. And though I know temptation will come from time to time, I pray that it will not cause me to be lead astray. With your help I will keep my eyes on you, for you are the author and finisher of my salvation. Deliver me from the snares of the evil one. Let me be always vigilant and on guard. Be my guide and my deliverer.
"For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever"
I acknowledge that you are in control of everything, even when it seems that everything is falling apart. I give you complete control of my life, and of my thoughts and actions. You have immense power and I am like a speck of sand, yet you love me and want what is best for me. May my life bring honour and glory to your name. All honour and glory belongs to you and you alone.
So be it. Hear my words and answer my prayer.