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The Lord's Prayer Matthew 6:9-13

In Matthew 6:9-13 NLT, Jesus tells us, "Pray like this: 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 all else fails, pray. And who else better to teach us to pray than the Son of God Himself. By referring to God as Father in heaven, Jesus makes us aware that God is very personal and loving as well as majestic and holy. By asking for His Kingdom to come soon, we recognize that we have an everlasting life after our life is over on this earth. What a wonderful day it will be when Jesus returns for those of us who have trusted Him to get us through a hard life full of temptations, hurts, needs (such as food). The sooner He returns, the sooner we are finished with this hard life.

Lords Prayer
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We are told to forgive others so we may have the liberties to ask for His forgiveness. We ask that He meet our needs, because He is our provider and sustainer. He provided the skills for the job that brings in the money that buys the food, clothes, homes, vehicles, and anything else we buy with that money. He sends His Holy Spirit to help us get through and beyond our temptations. We must lean on Him for strength to overcome the things in this hard world.

This prayer from Jesus, Son of God, God Himself sums up, perfectly, our needs for our Loving God. When I think of how much the Holy Trinity loves me, I surrender to that love. It's the warmest and most caring feeling in the world to feel that love through His Divine provisions, forgiveness, and rescue. Can you feel that today? I hope so.

May you feel wrapped in God's love today,

Patricia

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