Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer is basically separated into two parts. The first part is what we pray about for God’s sake and the second part is what we pray about for our sake. Here are some thoughts about what we are asking for in the first part of this prayer.

First of all, we pray that God’s name be hallowed. In this we are asking God to act so that everyone would honor and praise Him for who He is and what He has done.

Secondly, we pray that God’s kingdom would arrive. In this we are asking God to act so that everyone would give their allegiance to Him as their only God and King.

Third, we pray about God’s will. We express our desire that God would cause the world to submit to what He has commanded in the Scriptures.

Our ultimate goal in this prayer is that these three things occur here on earth to the same degree that they already occur in heaven. We are to persist in offering these requests up to God until He grants them.

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