The Lord’s prayer is a pattern, guide, model and pattern for saying prayer. The Bible does not expect us to restrict our prayers to it, follow these steps to pray according to God’s will.
- Our Father which art in heaven – vs. 9
Start your prayers by acknowledging and recognizing the attributes of God, who you are directing your prayers.
- Hallowed be thy name – 9
Next step is to Praise God, before presenting any request before him.
- Thy kingdom come – 10
Pray for His will first, before your will. Intercede for the kingdom, the church, the ministry, evangelist, the mission work, before you start laying down your needs.
- Thy will be done in earth – 10
Pray and intercede for holiness and righteousness among all men in the world
- Give us this day our daily bread – vs. 11
Now you can start praying for your needs. Don’t pray for luxuries. Pray for only your daily needs.
- Forgive us our debt – 12
Confess your sins and pray for forgiveness of your sins.
- As we forgive our debtors – vs. 12
Don’t pray if you hold bitterness or grudge against anyone, otherwise your prayer will remain unanswered. Forgive those who offend you first before you come to the altar of prayer.
- Lead us not into temptation – vs. 13
Pray for grace to remain righteous and holy.
- Deliver us from evil – vs. 13
Resist the devil with prayers to wade off evils.
- For thine is the kingdom – vs. 13
Conclude your prayers by giving thanks to God, praising and worshiping Him for Who He is and for answered prayers.
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