A Personal Interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer
My Pastor has recently been preaching thru the Sermon on the Mount and his teaching on the Lord’s Prayer was a catalyst of internal revolution. While I have never used this prayer as something to recite I have recently discovered the real blessing of turning the “Lord’s Prayer” into my prayer. After reading my friend Savannah’s blog post this morning I was prompted to finally share a personal interpretation of the Matthew 6:9-13.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
-from the Gospel of Matthew
God you are high and holy, above all, seated on a heavenly throne, yet you are near. You desire fellowship with me. You desire that I know you as my father.
Make your name Holy. Make it holy through me. Make it Holy to your people. May your very name be whispered with awe.
May your ways come alive in me today. May I live out your kingdom as I walk through this day. May I be an ambassador of your upside-down way of interacting with this world.
Lord grant me what I need today. Be it protection, health, or merely bread. Remind me of my utter dependance upon you this day, every day.
Lord forgive my many sins. May you pour your mercy upon me as I continue to grant that mercy to others. Help me to repent and walk toward you.
Father, please protect me from the temptations that I cannot withstand today and give me the strength and wisdom to bring you glory and be refined by the trials you choose to allow.
-a personal interpretation
I highly recommend you taking time to listen to Bro. Wyman’s sermons on the Model Prayer and the Sermon on the Mount as a whole.
- Matthew 6:9 – Audio / Text
- Matthew 6:10- Audio / Text
- Matthew 6:11- Audio / Text
- Matthew 6:12,14-15- Audio / Text
- Matthew 6:13- Audio / Text
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