And He said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Luke 11:2   (KJV)

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Thoughts on Today’s Verse

When the Lord Jesus taught His disciple to pray He did not give them a magic format to repeat as a vain repetition, but a method of prayer to use, as we approached the throne of grace – a model of prayer that embraces praise, worship, petition, supplications, intercessions, thanksgiving and fellowship with our Father in heaven.

We are to offer our prayer to our Father, Who is seated in the heaven of heaven. We are to acknowledging His authority in every part of our lives and in the world around us. We are to worship Him in spirit and truth and to glorify His name.

We are to reverence His unique greatness, for He is our Father in heaven, Whose name is high and lifted up. And throughout the Bible the name of God and the character behind His name is unveiled in many different and special ways, and so we are called to hallow His precious name, for truly His name is Wonderful.

We are to pray into God’s will for the world, for our country for our home, for the Church, for the nation of Israel – for others and for ourselves. We are to pray that His will is carried out and that His plans and purposes.. which we discovered within the pages of Scripture, are brought to full and final completion, to His praise and glory.

We are to pray that God’s kingdom will one day be set up on earth, when Christ will rule and reign as King of kings and Lord of lords and we are to pray that as citizens of heaven, we are to live as His sons and daughter.. in utter dependence upon Him, for every areas of our lives – knowing that when we live as unto to Lord in spirit and in truth we are living the kingdom life with Christ ruling our heart and enthroned in our life.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, I that You that You are my Father and that I can call you Abba. I thank You that You sent Jesus to die for me and to give me His resurrection life within my heart. I praise and glorify Your holy name for You are my Peace, my Shepherd, my Rock and my Salvation. I pray that Your will be done in my life to Your praise and glory and that Your will be done in the world, in my country, my home, my Church family and the nation of Israel. I pray that You govern my heart and rule my life and that I reflect the love and beauty of Christ to all with whom I come in contact today, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

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