The Lord's Prayer in the Bible?

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Answered by: Jeffrey, An Expert in the Basics of Christianity Category
The Lord's Prayer in the Bible that many people refer to has the Lord's prayer is not really the Lord's prayer. Jesus does pray in the Bible but this not one of His prayers. In the previous verses of the prayer Jesus' disciple's ask Jesus to show them how to pray and Jesus began to recite what we know as the Lord's prayer. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven give us this day our daily read.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. This is a model of how we should pray to our Father in Heaven. We should first and foremost acknowledge God and His most merciful and graciousness. We then should ask that He have His way in our lives and everything we do as He would have it done in Heaven.

Then we need to ask Him to provide for us because without him we cannot do anything, He has to be our provider and sustainer. We need to be able to depend on Him and talk all of our needs to Him and leave them there. He is a just and righteous God who will in His time for our benefit give us what we need when we need it. When we go to God in prayer we need to ask Him to forgive us for all we have done to sin against Him as we need to forgive those that have sinned against us.

We cannot expect God to answer our prayers if we cannot forgive those who offend us. Then we ask Him to guide us in all our decision from the smallest decision the life changing decision. The reason we need to ask God for His guidance is because everything we do in life can effect our walk with Him. Learning to be self aware of our decisions and how they effect our lives and the lives around us. When we make God the center of our lives and seek him in all we do even in prayer.

God is our creator and He is the reason we are here. God created us to worship and praise Him. His is omnipotent, omniscience, and omnipresent. We can take comfort that God is and forever will be. So when you here people saying the Lord' prayer you can take comfort in knowing that what we call the Lord's prayer is in fact a model prayer for us to learn from and talk to God. Now this is not the only way to pray to God It is an outline of how to shape and word our prayers so that they better heard by God. God takes joy when we read His word and do what it says so that we can reap the blessings He has in store for us.

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