Our Daily Prayer

Luke 11: 1-4
Jon 4:1-11 / Ps 86

Lord, teach us to pray…
(Luke 11:1)

For forgiveness and daily bread,
And for protection from harm’s way;
We never know what lies ahead,
So pray Our Father every day.

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And do not subject us to the final test.’”

Reflection

Like the seven days of the week, the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke, can be divided into seven parts. With just a few short sentences, our Lord gave us the complete formula for unlocking the vault of heaven that will supply all our essential needs, especially in building a loving relationship with God, our Father.

First of all, Our Father – is a strong indication that Jesus intended this prayer as one of communal rather than private worship. As Jesus reminds us, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Mt.18:20). It is in a prayer community that we find peace and fulfillment. Together in prayer, we make holy (hallowed be) the Name of our Father, so that we, His children may also be set apart from sin. By according Him the respect and honor that His holiness demands, we are also made holy. (Note that many who joined our brotherhood no longer swear or profane the name of the Lord.) Your kingdom come is the third part where we ask God to manifest His reign in our hearts by the power of His Holy Spirit, and of His Word, our Lord Jesus Christ, Whom we believe will come again. Then we pray, Give us each day our daily bread, and we reflect on how God provided manna to the Israelites each day they were in the desert (Ex.16:15-21). God wants us to depend on Him every passing day for all our needs. As our Lord Jesus assures us, “Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself” (Mt.6:34).

I believe the most important part of the Lord’s Prayer is when we pray, Forgive us our sins, because from the very start of His ministry, Jesus had always preached repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Just as we need to ask for our needs on a daily basis, we also need to pray continually for God’s forgiveness in order to draw ourselves farther away from our former sinful ways. But the road to perfection is not only in receiving God’s forgiveness, but also in forgiving everyone who sins against us. Our forgiveness must surely depend on our forgiving. “If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions” (Mt.6:14-15). And lastly, we ask God not to subject us to the final test. Only our Lord Jesus passed the final test, but He knew that we must all persevere in life’s trials if we are to merit the Father’s kingdom. In this petition, we are asking for God’s guidance and grace.

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for teaching us how to pray. Through Your prayer, we have been drawn into a more personal relationship with Your Father, our Father. Amen.

12 Responses to “Our Daily Prayer”

  1. EUDY  on December 11th, 2008

    dear HEAVENLY FATHER…help me in every hard situation.
    help me to choice the right decision.help me to make peace with everyone.

  2. prayerwarrior  on February 6th, 2009

    Please pray for a miracle for Heather to get a Job… financially need to secure a job In The Name of Jesus Christ
    God bless yell Thank yell for Praying
    Hear our prayers, O God;
    Incline your ear to us,
    and grant us your peace.

  3. prayerwarrior  on February 6th, 2009

    Please pray for financial miracle Blessing from Heaven … for Work & Good pay for each Family Live on Same road I Live on. I pray God will over flow Blessing from Heaven. For each families. The Ones who are not saved In the Blood of Jesus will get save. I Pray For Peace, Love & Joy For each Family on same rode I live on. & please Heal each ones Health. Pray for Each Family Salvation. For each Families In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray… Amen… I Do Pray for Anger Kids Will Reach to God Hands For Peace, Love, & Joy That Jesus Christ Can Give to Kids…. I Have Faith God will provide People for Jobs. Heaven is not in no depressing. Pray In The Name Of Jesus Christ.
    Seek Kingdom Of Heaven
    Matt. 7:7, 8: “Ask, and it shall be given you

  4. prayerwarrior  on February 6th, 2009

    Please Pray for Street Bullies In The Name Of Jesus Christ & Pray For Schools
    Prays for President Obama and Wife, & Children’s and his new administration. Your efforts will work powerfully in our nation.
    I’M PRAYING FOR YOU AND OTHER PEOPLE AROUND ME
    Pray For World Homeless Families. & Please Pray For Homeless Women to… In The Name Of Jesus Christ
    Hear our prayers, O God, In The name of Jesus Christ I Pray
    Hear our prayers, O God;
    Incline your ear to us,
    and grant us your

    Please pray for a miracle for Heather to get a Job In The Name of Jesus Christ
    God bless yell
    Thank yell for Praying
    Hear our prayers, O God, In The name of Jesus Christ I Pray

    Hear our prayers, O God;
    Incline your ear to us,
    and grant us your peace.

  5. prayerwarrior  on February 6th, 2009

    Please Pray for Street Bullies In The Name Of Jesus Christ Pray For Schools
    Please Pray For each Childrens that live on same street I Live on. Please

  6. prayerwarrior  on February 21st, 2009

    Please Pray for Other People Have Heart Problem. & Diabetes, In The Name Of Jesus Christ &, Athesma Problems.
    And the Blind In The Name Of Jesus Christ. Pray For Israel, & Jews… Pray For World Homeless Families. & Please Pray For Homeless Women to… In The Name Of Jesus Christ, & all There health Problem In The Name Of Jesus Christ… Prays for President Obama and Wife, & Children’s and his new administration. Your efforts will work powerfully in our nation.
    Pray For World Homeless Families. & Please Pray For Homeless Women to… In The Name Of Jesus Christ, & all There health Problem In The Name Of Jesus Christ…
    Hear our prayers, O God, In The name of Jesus Christ I Pray
    Pray for Family That Live Beside me God will put Peace, Love & Joy in there heart. Family next door will get save in The Blood of Jesus Christ… Pray for Each Families Has Jobs With good Pay.
    I do Pray that any of our nation’s leaders who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior would develop a relationship with Him. Pray that those who are believers would grow closer to Him each day. In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray. Amen

  7. prayerwarrior  on February 21st, 2009

    Pray For Family That Live Beside me God will put Peace, Love & Joy in there heart. Family next door will get save in The Blood of Jesus Christ… Pray For Each Families Has Jobs With good Pay.
    I do Pray that any of our nation’s leaders who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior would develop a relationship with Him. Pray that those who are believers would grow closer to Him each day. In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray. Amen

  8. prayerwarrior  on February 21st, 2009

    Please pray for financial miracle Blessing from Heaven … for Work & Good pay for each Family Live on Same road I Live on. I pray God will over flow Blessing from Heaven. For each families. The Ones who are not saved In the Blood of Jesus will get save. I Pray For Peace, Love & Joy For each Family on same rode I live on. & please Heal each ones Health. Pray for Each Family Salvation. For each Families In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray… Amen… I Do Pray for Anger Kids Will Reach to God Hands For Peace, Love, & Joy That Jesus Christ Can Give to Kids…. I Have Faith God will provide People for Jobs. Heaven is not in no depressing. Pray In The Name Of Jesus Christ.
    Seek Kingdom Of Heaven
    Matt. 7:7, 8: “Ask, and it shall be given you
    I Peter 3:12 – “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer…”

  9. prayerwarrior  on April 4th, 2009

    FATHER GOD SEND REVIVAL, AND LET IT START WITH ME” Pray For USA troops In The Name Of jesus christ.

    Pray For USA Troops In The Name Of Jesus Christ, Pray For The Vets In The Name Of Jesus Christ

    Pray for Denmark, & China, & German , & Pray For USA. In The name Of Jesus christ

    Prays for President Obama and Wife, & Children’s and his new administration. Your efforts will work powerfully in our nation. In The Name of Jesus Christ

    Pray For Israel & Jews… Pray For Mother In Israel. “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved”

    Pray For USA Mothers, & russians women, Pray For Muslim Women To, Please. Pray For Working Mothers, Pray For Singel Mothers, & Singel Great GrainMother. Will Have Peace in There Heart. Mothers Who Do Not Know U As There Saver Salvation Will Get Saved In The Blood Of Jesus Christ

    If my people…

    who are called by my name will humble
    themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
    then…

    I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.

    2 Chronicles 7:14

    Pray for Your Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ:
    The Apostle Paul gives us two prayer examples of what to pray for regarding the Body of Christ in Ephesians 1:15-23 and 3:14-21. Pray these prayers for your Church Leaders, your Brothers and Sisters in Christ, and for yourself.

    God promised Abraham He will bless those who blessed him and curse those who curse him. This promise was not only for Abraham, but for all of his covenant descendants – the Jewish people. Pray that our leaders will make the correct decisions to make our country a blessing to Israel. Also, Christians need to pray that the nation of Israel will recognize the Lord Jesus Christ as their Messiah and Savior, that they will have peace and success, and that they will possesses the land that God has promised them. (Genesis 12:2-3, 15:18-21, 17:8, 17:21, 22:15-18, Deuteronomy 30:2-5)

    Pray For World Homeless Families. & Please Pray For Homeless Women to… In The Name of Jesus Christ & all There health Problem In The Name Of Jesus Christ

    Pray For In The Name Of Jesus Christ

    Prays for President Obama and Wife, & Children’s and his new administration. Your efforts will work powerfully in our nation.
    Attorney General
    —Eric Holder
    Secretary of State
    —Hillary Clinton
    Chief of Staff
    —Rahm Emanuel
    Chair, Council of Economic Advisers
    —Christina Romer
    President: George W. Bush
    Vice-President: Richard Cheney
    Secretary of State: Colin L. Powell
    Secretary of Treasury: Paul O’Neill
    Secretary of Defense: Donald Rumsfeld
    Attorney General: John Ashcroft
    Secretary of the Interior: Gale Norton
    Secretary of Agriculture: Ann Veneman
    Secretary of Commerce: Donald L. Evans
    Secretary of Labor: Elaine Chao
    Secretary of Health and Human Services: Tommy Thompson
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Mel Martinez
    Secretary of Transportation: Norman Mineta
    Secretary of Energy: Bill Richardson
    Secretary of Education: Rod Paige
    Secretary of Veteran Affairs: Anthony Principi

    Supreme Court Justices:
    William H. Rehnquist (Chief Justice)
    David Souter
    Sandra Day-O’Connor
    Clarence Thomas
    Anthony Kennedy
    Antonin Scalia
    Steven Breyer
    John P. Stevens
    Ruth Bader Ginsberg

    If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (NIV)

    Pray For Our Youth & Young Adults.In The Name Of Jesus Christ
    A family that prays together stays together.

    Please Pray for Street Bullies In The Name Of Jesus Christ & Pray For Schools
    Pray For The Family Live Be side me & Around me. Bless There Home & Work & Shool. Bless There health to, & The One’s who do not know Jesus As There Saver Salvation will Get Saved In The Blood Of Jesus.

    Prayer of a Mother whose children are no longer at home. In The Name Of Jesus Christ

    I’M RAYING FOR YOU AND OTHER PEOPLE AROUND ME

    Prayer for families is the very foundation that keeps a family unit together. Have you heard the phrase “A family that prays together stays together”? The concept is true – a family that has their focus on praying to the Lord Jesus Christ has a foundation that may be shaken at times, but it will withstand all that comes against them.

    Prayers for Justice and Peace

    Please Pray for Other People Have Heart Problem. & Diabetes, In The Name Of Jesus Christ &, Athesma Problems.
    And the Blind In The Name Of Jesus Christ. Pray For Israel & Jews… Pray For World Homeless Families. & Please Pray For Homeless Women to… In The Name of Jesus Christ & all There health Problem In The Name Of Jesus Christ… Prays for President Obama and Wife, & Children’s and his new administration. Your efforts will work powerfully in our nation.
    Pray For World Homeless Families. & Please Pray For Homeless Women to… In The Name of Jesus Christ & all There health Problem In The Name Of Jesus Christ…
    Hear our prayers, O God, In The name of Jesus Christ I Pray

    I do pray that any of our nation’s leaders who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior would develop a relationship with Him. Pray that those who are believers would grow closer to Him each day. In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray. Amen
    Hear our prayers, O God, In The name of Jesus Christ I Pray
    Praying For Every One Around Me
    Pray For Our Enemies

    O God, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth; deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    I do pray that any of our nation’s leaders who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior would develop a relationship with Him. Pray that those who are believers would grow closer to Him each day. In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray. Amen

    God’s word is clear on the who and the what of Singing praises to God.

    God’s people are to Sing Praises to God with spiritual songs about the Lord with melody

    This great Nation.. the United Kingdom is in serious need of a revival. Please join your prayers with us as we ask God to bring revival to this nation. It will start in his church.. God’s church needs and has to repent on an individual and corporate basis. Please pass on to all your friends

  10. prayerwarrior  on June 26th, 2009

    Pray For Our Youth & Young Adults. In The Name Of Jesus Christ
    A family that prays together stays together.

    Be Blessed &

    Please Pray for Street Bullies In The Name Of Jesus Christ & Pray For School Pray For The Family Live Be side me & Around me. Bless There Home & Work & School. Bless There health to, & The One’s who do not know Jesus As There Saver Salvation will Get Saved In the Blood Of Jesus.

    Prayer of a Mother whose children are no longer at home. In The Name Of Jesus Christ

    In God We Trust

    God Bless USA

    God Bless USA Men’s, & Women’s Troops

  11. chic  on August 6th, 2009

    Pray for healing of relationships and spiritual renewal in the family and my work place and relationships. Yes, let it start with me.

  12. prayerwarrior  on August 22nd, 2009

    Praying For The Children, & There Family. that Live On Same Road where I Live. For there Salvation In The Name Of Jesus Christ. I Pray God Will Bless There Health, Home, School, Work, Healing Blessing. In The name Of Jesus Christ, i Pray God Put Joy, Love Peace & Forgiveness in There Heart, In The Name Of Jesus christ. I Pray They Stay in School to, In The Name of Jesus Christ. & Pray For President Barack Obama. Pray Gor The Jews & USA.

    In God We Trusts

    But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.” 1 Peter 4:7

    Pray For bipolar For Healing In The Name Of Jesus Christ
    I Pray For All Family Have a financial Healing In The name of jesus Christ

    Pray For teens, depression sadness, youth teenagers, girls , boys… Prayer of Children for their Parents . Pray For neighbors, & Childrens parents
    1Pe 4:16 Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God
    IN GOD WE TRUST
    Pray for Africa In The name of Jesus Christ
    Prays for President Obama and Wife, & Children’s and his new administration. Your efforts will work powerfully in our nation.
    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, I Pray For Peace For USA. God Bless Jerusalem, God Bless USA. In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray. Pray for neighbors,& teens, IN GOD WE TRUST
    FATHER GOD SEND REVIVAL, AND LET IT START WITH ME” Pray For Our Youth & Young Adults.In The Name Of Jesus Christ
    A family that prays together stays together.

    Please Pray for Street Bullies In The Name Of Jesus Christ & Pray For Schools
    Pray For The Family Live Be side me & Around me. Bless There Home & Work & Shool. Bless There health to, & The One’s who do not know Jesus As There Saver Salvation will Get Saved In The Blood Of Jesus.

    Prayer of a Mother whose children are no longer at home. In The Name Of Jesus Christ

    I’M PAYING FOR YOU AND OTHER PEOPLE AROUND ME Prayer for families is the very foundation that keeps a family unit together. Have you heard the phrase “A family that prays together stays together”? The concept is true – a family that has their focus on praying to the Lord Jesus Christ has a foundation that may be shaken at times, but it will withstand all that comes against them.
    I Pray for In The Name Of Jesus Christ, For ¦Overcoming Anxiety, Worry and Tension
    ¦Bitterness and Resentment
    ¦Depression
    ¦Fear
    ¦Forgiveness
    ¦Grief
    ¦Loneliness
    Pray For In The name Of jesus Christ…. •Frequent sadness, or crying
    •Decreased interest in activities
    •Persistent boredom; low energy
    •Social isolation
    •Low self-esteem and guilt
    •Extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure
    •Increased irritability, anger, or hostility
    •Frequent absences from school or poor performance in school
    •Poor concentration
    •A major change in eating and/or sleeping patterns
    •Talk of, or efforts to run away from home

    “There can be miracles when you believe…For with God nothing shall be impossible” Luke 1:37

    Dismiss all anxiety from your minds. Present your needs to God in every form of prayer and in petitions full of gratitude. Then God’s own peace, which is beyond all understanding, will stand guard over your hearts and minds, in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

    FATHER GOD SEND REVIVAL, AND LET IT START WITH ME

    If My People, Which Are Called by My Name, Shall Humble Themselves
    Then Will I Hear From Heaven

    Leviticus 26:40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;
    41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
    42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.

    Prayers for Justice and Peace

    I Pray for In The Name Of Jesus Christ