“(7) “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. (8) “So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. (9) “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. (10) ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. (11) ‘Give us this day our daily bread. (12) ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (13) ‘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.’]” [Matthew 6:7-13 NASB]
Good, great, and merciful FATHER in heaven, creator and redeemer, help me encounter YOU in a real way in prayer and not just be going through empty words and empty rituals that don’t represent a true spirituality. Save me from vain religion.
YOU already know what I need. YOU know what I need and many times I don’t know what I need. Show me my true needs
GREAT FATHER IN OUR LORD JESUS THE MESSIAH, all YOUR people need YOU this day. Help our desire be to see YOUR authority, attributes, and actions held in honor among all nations. Begin that work in our hearts. Begin that work in my heart. Let us be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us.
FATHER IN HEAVEN, GREAT, GOOD, AND FULL OF GRACE, now help me want YOUR rule in my life, help your people to want YOUR rule in their lives, help me trust that YOUR ways are better than my ways. Give us a hunger and thirst for righteousness and allow us to seek first YOUR kingdom more than our personal peace and pleasure. LORD, deliver us from the rule of selfishness and pride. Restore and manifest YOUR perfect rule of love on the earth even as it now controls all things in heaven.
FATHER IN HEAVEN WHO CREATED ALL THINGS AND GIVES ALL GOOD GIFTS. Prove for us the physical strength and resources needed to accomplish YOUR will on the earth. Provide us health and healing necessary for accomplishing what YOU have called us to do. Even in our weakness and poverty, allow that to provide us with new opportunities to advance YOUR kingdom.
GREAT FORGIVING FATHER IN MESSIAH JESUS, continue to forgive us our moral failures, selfishness, and lack of love. Help us to be merciful and compassionate to others when they hurt us and fail us as an imitation of YOUR lovingly removing from us the condemnation our wrong doing deserves. Make us a people of long-suffering, merciful, and patient love Help me to be an incarnation of YOUR love.
GREAT FATHER WHO PROTECTS AND PROVIDES IN MESSIAH JESUS, to not lead us into a time of testing greater than our strength and ability to handle. Remember we are only dust. Deliver us from the inner temptations of our own hearts due to dark lusts that can devour our souls. Save us from believing lies that lead us to selfish and hurtful deeds.
GOOD FATHER IN HEAVEN WHO SAVES US IN MESSIAH JESUS, remember we are only dust and without YOU we can do nothing that is good. HEAL OUR HEARTS, HEAL OUR FAMILIES, HEAL OUR CHURCHES, HEAL OUR COMMUNITIES, HEAL OUR NATION, AND HEAL THE WORLD THAT WE MAY SEE YOUR GLORY. YOU ARE OUR ONLY HOPE. AMEN