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9"In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 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.
In the first verse of the Lord's prayer, have you ever noticed what the first word is? " Our ".
Not "mine" but " Our ". Meaning that He is not just your Father, but the Father of all believers.
And even further as you read the Lord's prayer it never refers to "I" or "me".
Verse 11 says, " Give US this day our daily bread. "
And verse 12 again says, " And forgive US our debts, As WE forgive our debtors. "
And in verse 13, " And do not lead US into temptation, But deliver US from the evil one. "
So what does " US " and " WE " mean? It means that we are not to spend our time praying for ourselves but for other believers.
Now did you notice that the words " Father " and " Your(s) " has the first letter capitalized?
This is referring to the Trinity; Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
Meaning that you are not just praying to God the father, but to Jesus, and the Holy Spirit also.
So if you want to pray as Jesus taught us to, then you should be praying for all believers, provisions, protection, to do the Lords will, and deliverance from temptations.
And when you pray for them, remember that you are not just praying to God the Father but also the Son and Holy Spirit.
If we all prayed like this, we wouldn't have to worry about praying for ourselves, because other believers would already be doing the praying for you.
So today seek to pray as Jesus taught us how to, and if you think that no one is praying for you, think again, because Jesus is right now!
Romans 8:34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.