Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. If I’m being dramatic like my daughter’s cute dog, then I may lay my head down and act hopeless when feeling left alone.
On the other hand, if I’m acknowledging the position God has, then I wholeheartedly agree that His name is holy. Not only can He meet my need but He will do it beyond what I can ask or imagine.
Imagine driving in to Yosemite for the first time. I was in awe and reverence at the magnitude of the rock formations. Reverence for God is even more breathtaking than that.
He not only provides daily (for all of mankind) but best of all He forgives. When the kingdom of heaven appears on earth, it looks really different than the world system. He transforms my heart from “gimme” to “deliverme”.
Deliverance from anger and bitterness keeps me from grabbing and empowers me to give. -Teresa #prayerispowerful #RememberHim #Is52&53 #God’sgifttothepeople-sufferingservantHisSon
Matthew 6:5-14 (ESV).
The Lord’s Prayer
5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.[a]
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,[b]
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,[c]
12 and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.[d]
14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 6:9 Or Let your name be kept holy, or Let your name be treated with reverence
Matthew 6:10 Or Let your kingdom come, let your will be done
Matthew 6:11 Or our bread for tomorrow
Matthew 6:13 Or the evil one; some manuscripts add For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen