26th November 2011, hej
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10) The Lord's Prayer
The most succinct and comprehensive prayer, that of the greatest mind this world has seen, is that of the Lord Jesus. He never asked his disciples to recite this prayer. There is no evidence the Apostles repeated it. This is only a pattern. God desires our prayer not be rote but from the heart. Like the great people of old.
Jesus said “After this manner therefore pray ye”.
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13 KJV)
There is a simplicity and directness to all the prayers. These all show a deep reverence in the relationship in the way Yahweh Elohim or He will be Mighty Ones is addressed, yet at the same time a confidence that there is nothing too great that may be asked for.
The faith building aspect of a study of prayer in scripture is the remarkable way in which the prayers are answered, with often miraculous events. The people whose prayers are recorded know and love Yahweh's word, as every prayer speaks confidently of what Yahweh has done in the past and his plan with the earth.
The power of prayer seems not to be the words we may use but the simple faith that we are speaking to the power of the universe whose power is so great it can change the world.
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