The Lord’s Prayer Belongs to the Disciples
Whether you are a seasoned Christian or a new believer, the Lord’s Prayer is the model you can use to help you build a closer relationship with God. You can memorize it and pray it by heart. However, it is even better to study what it teaches and use it as a model for all your prayers.
Almost everyone in our culture, whether they live a Christian life or not, knows this biblical passage by heart.
Is it a prayer we should continuously pray verbatim? Or is this prayer an example that should serve as the basis for all our prayers?
First, we need to understand that the Lord’s Prayer is called so because it was given by Jesus. However, it should really be understood as the disciples’ prayer because we are the ones to whom it is given. There is an element of this prayer that our Lord Jesus could not possibly pray. The prayer asks for forgiveness of sins, or trespasses; however, Christ was sinless. Therefore, this prayer really belongs to us, His disciples. We benefit from using it as our prayer model; this is how we ought to pray.
We will study this out for the next couple of blogs. I hope you join us.
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.”
“Pray like this:
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