March Journal Through the Bible™-Prayer
As I was planning this month’s Journal Through the Bible™ it seemed like anything that could get in the way did get in the way. This past month was literally Murphy’s Law – if it could go wrong, it did go wrong.
For one, I am changing the name of the series from “Write Through the Bible” to Journal Through the Bible™. Of course there’s a story behind this, but for various reasons I changed the name. Many other things were happening and I will share more about bigger news later! 🙂
Back to Journaling. As I was weaving my way through this past month, I continually sought the Lord for direction. Well, that got me thinking a lot about prayer and entering our “War Room.”
In Matthew 6:9-13 Jesus Says:
In this manner, therefore, pray:
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 forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
This is the Lord’s prayer. In this prayer, we are taught how to pray.
- Father and Hallowed. These show us exactly who we are speaking to. It is so important to recognize that we are praying to God Almighty. The One who gave us life. Elohim. The Great I AM. We also need to remember hallowed literally means “to make holy” or “to demonstrate as holy.”
- Your will be done. Next, we are reminded of the importance in recognizing we are praying for God’s Will and not our own. When we say that God is “Sovereign,” what we are declaring is that God really is in charge of everything. We deceive ourselves when we pray and then refuse to submit to God’s authority. We are taught, by the passage, to pray the way Jesus guides His followers to pray.
- Give us this day our daily bread. This is simplified with “God provides.” I can’t tell you the times that I have worried and stressed and yet, He provides. This doesn’t mean I pray for a new car and “poof!” a new car is in the driveway. Though He doesn’t provide when I want Him to provide, God is always faithful and provides what I need even if I don’t think I need whatever it is.
- Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Forgiveness. We are commanded to forgive those who have hurt us as God has forgiven us when we hurt Him. John 3:16.
- And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. We pray that God will guide us away from the sins of our youth, the sins of the world, the sins that tarnish the full armor of God. We pray that God will continually deliver us from these sins that keep us bound to a yoke.
- For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen. The power and glory of God’s kingdom is everlasting. He is the beginning and the end. The Alpha and the Omega.
Learn how to enter your prayer room and pray like a true prayer warrior with these resources.
So as I sat and reflected on Jesus’ words, His teachings on how to pray, I figured this would be a perfect topic to dive into more this month. So I hope you join me this month as we Journal Through the Bible™ and learn more about what the Word says about Prayer.
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