“Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come.your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. give us this day our daily bread. As we forgive us our debts, forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation. But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:10)
The Lords prayer is outlined with seven major topics, each representing a basic human need:
The Paternal Need: “Our Father.” When you pray, all needs are met by the benevolence of a loving father. This personal intimacy with Yahweh originates with Jesus.
God’s Presence: “Hallowed be Your name.” Enter His presence through praise (Ps. 100.4), and call Him “Father” because of Christ’s atoning blood (Heb. 10:19-22; Gal. 4:4-6). Hallowed establishes the principle of prayer on the precept of worship.
God’s Priorities: “Your kingdom come” Declares that His kingdom priorities (Rom. 14:17) shall be established in yourself, your loved ones, your church, and your nation. The petitioner for the establishment of God’s rule, not only in it’s consummation in the Age to Come, but in lives and situations now. This is further defined as God’s will being done on earth.
God’s Provision: “Give us” Jesus the need meeter, told us to pray daily, asking Him to supply all our needs. Jesus encourages prayer for physical needs, which are vitally linked with kingdom concerns.
God’s forgiveness: “and forgive us” You need God’s forgiveness and you need to forgive others. Daily set your will to walk in love and forgiveness
Power Over Satan: “And do not lead us…deliver us from the evil one“. Pray a hedge of protection about yourself and your loved ones (Job1:9, 10; Ps. 91), and verbally put on the armor of God. (Eph. 6:14-18)
Divine Partnership: “For Yours is the kingdom” Praise God for sharing His kingdom, power, and glory with you (2 Tim. 4:18; Luke 10:19; John 16:22). This is the prayer that teaches you how to pray.
If you want to see results, the follow are important:
** Resilience: Able to recoil back. Satan will never give you a free pass. He sets traps and waits for you to fall into the ditch. What appears to be free is most likely a debt to Satan. The book of Daniel 3:17 delineates the Hebrew boy’s response to Nebuchadnezzar. “…who we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.” If God doesn’t do, He is still able; therefore, we cannot sin against God. After being compressed, we have to spring back.
** Diligence: Careful and persistent in prayer. The author of Acts, Luke, writes in the twelfth chapter of how Peter was freed from prison. Constant prayer from the church propelled the angel of the Lord to break into the prison and loose the chains off of Peter. The angel of the Lord instructed Peter gird himself and follow him past two guard post leading to the iron gate, which lead him to the city. Constant prayer superimposes the enemies plots and insidious attacks. Whatever is being held up, God sends His angels to assist in the supernatural realm.
** Determination: The firmness of purpose; resolute. It is the process of establishing something. The just shall live by faith. When standing in faith, scriptures (1 Peter 4:16 and Phil1:20) comes to mind. God will never make you ashamed–in Him, nothing is impossible. With vision, comes provision. When God begins a good work, He will complete it to the end. It takes endurance and tenacity to fulfill the things of God. God is magnified in the prosperity of His saints. With salivation and prosperity comes persecution. Don’t give us, we already have the victory. He let’s us know that all things work for our good.