Saturday, March 31, 2012

Learning How To Pray With The Lord's Prayer

Lord's Prayer Lord's Prayer Danny Hahlbohm Buy This at Allposters.com Learning how to pray with the Lord's prayer with Jesus instruction is one of the most important lesson that we will receive from the bible about prayer. First of all, we need to take a look on this great prayer that Jesus taught us.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours.
Now and for ever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13)



From this sample prayer , we can see the following instruction :


1. We are praying to our heaven Father whose name is Holy and worthy for our praise. That's why our prayer should start with praising God in our prayer , and not keep on asking God for this and that. When we start to pray, Jesus is saying that we need to focus on our heavenly Father but not focus on how we can solve our own problems. At the time, proclaim and mediate on the different names of God by praising His different Holy names will help us to remember who our God is. He is our provider, our healer , our Shepherd and our Almighty God as well. There are many names in the bible of God and all these names reflect on the different goodness and beauty of God Himself. When we praise His Holy name and mediate on who our God is, our problems becomes nothing or smaller in our mind.


2. We are praying for God's kingdom to come unto our life as it is in heaven. What is God's kingdom ? It simply means any place that God's rule has no obstacle in it and God's authority is moving in it's fullness in that area, and that's the kingdom of God. No wonder Jesus said God's kingdom is in our heart.That's why our prayer needs always invite God's will be done in every area of our life including our mind, our characters and every part of us ----- before we tell God about our problems.


3. We are praying for God's providence in our daily need. If you are worrying about your daily needs in your life regarding to finance, food, clothing, etc. That's when you should ask God for. No, not in the beginning of your prayer, not until you re-focus on God and who He is., not until you are inviting God's will be done in your life. It is only after you acknowledge God's authority in your life and have full access to every area of our life, then you can start to ask for your daily need and communicate to God about this practical issue. you can see what prayer is : First supernatural, then material or practical. This means that without first dealing with our Spiritual eyesight, we have no power and authority to deal  and overcome our physical needs with prayer. Since we tends to look at our problems and want to see it solve before we get to know that it is actually a relationship problem with our God ,so Jesus wants us to deal with this problem first before we can see our material or physical problems get solved.


4. We are praying for God' forgiveness and deal with our unforgiveness. Jesus is saying that we need to deal with our relationship with others to see if there is any unforgiveness that is still living in our heart. This is a self-examination moment that  we will make sure that we have no hatred and anger in our heart that the devils can use it as a weapon to attack us. As we proclaim forgiveness in our prayer time and declare that we will forgive those who has hurt us. Our heavenly Father would forgive us our sin as he always will. When our relationship with others and God has been dealt with, then our prayer can surely get to God's throne without any obstacle.


5. We are praying for God's protection in our daily life that we will always follow His will. Since we are at war with Satan and we are in a spiritual warfare at all times, we need to ask God to help us to escape from temptation and overcome every step that will lead us go astray. We really need God to deliver us from evil in our daily living since the devil is just like an roaring lion who is seeking for somebody to eat. We can't win this war without prayer and the power of God.


6. We are praying that God's realm is among us from now and forever. We don't just pray for what is happening on earth but always remember that our God is the ruler at all times and He will get the final victory at the end since Jesus has already won the battle on the cross.


Conclusion
With such a good model of prayer from our Lord Jesus, we can start to pray to our heavenly Father with power and authority. Prayer like this will be surely be answer by God and will always please Him in this divine communication process. The victory are always belong to God and His people and prayer according to God's will is the key. Amen.

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