Pray then like this:
“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 also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
by: Joan Small.
In Jesus’s model prayer, He first acknowledged God as our Father, showing care and concern for peoples’ well-being. Second, He acknowledged God’s authority and gave due respect and praise. Third, He established God’s Kingdom and will to be done on earth. Fourth, He showed God to be the provider of daily bread. Fifth, He reminded that God is a forgiver/restorer. He showed God, sixth, as a director to lead people where it is safe. Seventh, He celebrated God as a deliverer taking people out of the traps of the evil one. Eighth, and last, He focused on God as the all-powerful one who owns everything and with whom we come in agreement with our amen.