Prayer Guide Using The Lord's Prayer

Jesus taught His disciples to “Pray then like this…” Matthew 6:9-13

Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us today the food we need,
and forgive us our sins,
as we have forgiven those
who sin against us.
And don’t let us yield to temptation,
but rescue us from the evil one.

When we start to pray like Jesus did, we will start to experience intimacy with God like Jesus did. And when we let prayer shape the way we live, we start to realize that we can approach God at all times with confidence, vulnerability, and trust.

Below are six steps on how to apply ''The Lord's Prayer'' into our everyday live, in this 21st century.

Refocus on God.
“Our Father in heaven, holy is Your Name …”

Inhale deeply and focus on these words: “Our Father in heaven.”

Slowly exhale as you say: “Holy is Your name.”

Repeat this several times, and pay attention to any aspects of God’s character that come to mind. Spend this time focusing on how great God is.

Realign your will.
“Your kingdom come …”

God has always been in the process of carrying out His will on earth. So right now, reflect on this: when you align your will with God’s will, you are actively seeking His Kingdom.

Quiet any noise around you, and ask God to show you how you can take part in doing His will today.

Release your concerns.
“Give us today the food we need …”

Imagine holding your hands out in front of you, as if you want God to put something in them. As you give God your concerns, what does He give you in return?

List your concerns, and say them one at a time. Each time you voice a concern, try asking God to, “give us this day our daily bread.”

Sit with this exercise for as long as you need.

Repent and respond.
“And forgive us … as we forgive …”

What are you holding onto that you need to lay down? Is there anything you need to confess right now? Maybe it’s a hurt you can’t let go of, a behavior you’re struggling to change, an addiction you haven’t conquered, or a mistake you keep making.

God invites you to come as you are, and respond to Him. Tell him whatever is on your mind, then create space to hear from Him.

Request God’s protection.
“… deliver us from evil …”

We’ve all been rescued from something. What has God rescued you from?

Thank Him for His faithfulness, and let Him know where you need help. Consider praying on behalf of other people who may also need protection. Remember that even when situations seem hopeless, there is nothing God cannot do.

Rejoice and reflect.
Celebrate what God has done in your life, and look for ways to worship Him throughout your day.

Prayer is simply having honest conversations with God, spend a few minutes reflecting on this time with God. What has He shown you? Consider adding anything that stands out to your Prayer List.

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