Summary: What is the holiness each day brings to us? By living the prayer Jesus gave us, we can be transformed into daughters and sons of God, and that means being part of the holiness of creation. The boldness, the humility of approaching God and saying, “Yes.” Of beginning each day, each moment with acknowledging God as our Father, as well as our Creator.
The Lord’s Prayer sums up the way Jesus responded to the signs of the times in which he lived, and yet it is so relevant to us today. Jesus taught his disciples how to view his mission, inviting them to share it. This prayer, then, serves as a lens through which to see Jesus himself and to discover what OUR mission is as we live into the kingdom today.
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Benediction: You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. (From the letter of 1 Peter)
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- How satisfied do you feel with your prayer life?
- How does this prayer express truths about God? How does this prayer express truths about our needs? Should we follow this prayer word for word, or should we use it as an example on how to structure our prayer lives? Explain.
- Consider The Lord’s Prayer as a template or a pattern for your own personal prayer:
Pray the clauses daily, one by one
- Sunday: Our Father
- Monday: Hallowed be Thy Name
- Tuesday: Thy Kingdom Come
- Wednesday: Give us this day
- Thursday: Forgive us our trespasses
- Friday: Deliver us from evil
- Saturday: the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory
For each day of the week, write out a prayer using that phrase as a “lens” through which you see the world.