How on earth can we meet the demands of our daily life? Everyday faith heroes answer that question by trusting God in everything they do, during each and every day. Which is why Christ gave us the Lord’s Prayer. By learning how this prayer was lived out by Christ we can know how to live by this prayer in our daily lives.
To get started, I encourage you to 3M the prayer:
MEMORIZE the prayer. Learn the 68 words from the King James Version, since this is the translation known by most Americans and is the version used for public occasions.
MEDITATE through the prayer. Feel the words as you think the words. See the prayer’s big picture, trusting God to empower you to live a heavenly life on earth. See each phrase in the prayer as a building block.
MOBILIZE the prayer by enacting it in your life. Put the prayer into play. Learn by experiencing the prayer. See how God will answer other prayers you pray by how He answers this prayer in your life.
“Our Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” God, who created all of us, works for all of us to be winners in life. To make this clear, Jesus used “Abba” when calling out God’s name - which can be translated “daddy”. God is our tender & tough Heavenly Father.
“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread?” Bread, as food, is essential to living. Bread for Communion is the sign of Christ’s presence.
“Forgive Us Our Trespasses As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us?”. Forgiveness is the biggest “game changer” we can make. When and why we choose to forgive or not forgive reveals our strength to build a future better than the past or to doom ourselves to waddle in a failed past. The choice is ours to make.
“And Lead Us Not Into Temptation But Deliver Us From Evil?” We benefit from God trumping evil if we trust God during life’s dark days...Temptations are lures used by evil’s fishing attempts to hook us into thinking that bad is good, and good is boring. God exposes evil for what it is - boring, bad, and deadly.
“For Thine Is The Kingdom And The Power And The Glory Forever. Amen.” Happy endings are God’s specialty. Write a happy ending for your life by daily living this Prayer of prayers. Live with the King in His Kingdom. Be empowered by His power. Know the glory that never fades. Amen. So be it!