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Jesus Teaches Us to Pray

Jesus teaches us to pray in Matthew 6:9-13.

Let’s make it our personal prayer:

Our Father in heaven, holy is your name.  We acknowledge there is nothing in you that is not holy and good and true.  We give you all reverence and praise, and thank you for making us your sons and your daughters.

May your kingdom come Lord, now, in me, and in my family.  Let the way of your kingdom be evident in my life, today.  Help me to think like you do and to expand your kingdom by sharing your love, life, and freedom everywhere I go.

May your will be done on this earth, like it is done in heaven.  I yield to your way, and seek your word to know you more.

Father, you are our provider.  Every good and perfect gift comes from your hand.  I trust you to provide what we need for today – food, shelter, finances, fulfillment, growth, love…

Father, forgive our sins, the things we’ve done against you and others.  And forgive our debts – the things we should have done, but did not do.  In your strength, we forgive those who have sinned against us, hurt us, and let us down.  We choose to let go of any bitterness and unforgiveness.  We release the hurts, because You have first forgiven and released us.  Thank you.

Abba, help us to turn from temptation.  Rescue us from the evil one.  Keep our feet from leaving the path that leads to everlasting life.

For you are greater than our greatest enemy, and you are living inside of us.  The eternal kingdom, all power, and all glory belongs to you forever and ever and ever. Thank you, Father, for making a way for us to come to you and find freedom and fulfillment in this life.  Thank you for the promise of a beautiful, everlasting future with you.

All my heart Jesus,



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