Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is 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 do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’
Learn to make your prayers specific!
Jesus didn’t give us this prayer to memorise and recite, but rather as a model, a pattern to follow. In this pattern He taught us to pray very specifically about our daily needs. “Give us this day our daily bread.”
Think about the issues of your life, of your day today. What is on your heart for God to get involved in? When you only pray generally about God’s activity in your life, it is hard to notice what He has done. Pray very specifically about these things on your heart. And then at the end of the day look back at what you prayed about and recognise God’s involvement. Give Him the honour and praise for what He has done.
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