Think for a moment about The Lord’s Prayer that Jesus taught His disciples. Allow me to give you some words to interpret each of the ideas Jesus presented.
Our Father who art in Heaven
I am glad to know that You are not coerced by my world, but in Your Fatherhood you are concerned about it.
Hallowed be thy Name
I confess your holiness. Even your name is sacred, and I commit myself to keep it so. Forgive me for not putting You in Your rightful place.
Thy kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven
I will not stand in the way of Your will being known or accomplished, and invite Your reign in my life.
Give us this day our daily bread
I am dependent on Your provision, and I recognize that my position is to be a grateful recipient.
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us
I acknowledge I am forgiven through your Son, Jesus Christ, and I am aware that I must reciprocate to others with Your generous grace.
Lead us not into temptation
I am in constant need of your wisdom as I make decisions and choices. I trust these choices will be according to Your will.
But deliver us from evil
I am my own worst enemy, with all my emotions and passions for the things of the world. Please, Father, help me control these.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
In all things, I desire You to be glorified in words, deeds, and dreams. You are my God.
His Prayer My Prayer
Dr. Larry Harper
614 W. Corbett Avenue, Swansboro, NC 28584