Matthew 6:7-13 -- Your Kingdom Come

HIS WORDS

"And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. Pray, then, in this way: 
‘Our Father who is 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 do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
[For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]’"

MY WORDS 

"And when you are praying, do not use repeated words that mean nothing like the Gentiles do, for they think the more words, the greater likelihood that they will be heard by their gods. So, do not be like them; because the one true God and Father knows what you need even before you ask Him.

Pray then like this:
'Our Father who is in heaven, 
Holy is Your Name, 
Your kingdom come. 
Your will be held holy and revered on earth just as it is in heaven. 
Give us day by day our daily provisions of food, no more, no less. 
And forgive our sins just as we forgive those who have offended us or done us wrong.
And bring us not into temptation, but rescue us from evil.
For You are the King of the Kingdom and You are all-powerful. 
We give you glory forever.'"

I WILL

Pray through Praying the Scriptures for Intimate Worship today that uses the above prayer as a framework. I love the structure of this prayer book but took a break after praying through it consistently for 12 years! I picked it up the other day and loved it and realized how much I missed it! I have come across it three times in the last week in my searching for other things. I think this is a reminder to use it again. 
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