KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:9 KJV “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”
(Pls Read Matt 6:9-13)
Our Lord Jesus gave His disciples a model prayer in our above passage. He said after this manner or form should ye pray. We would consider each statement and then take our lessons from it.
HE said in verse 9 that we address God as our father in heaven. This means, God is our Father who is above everything or challenge. If He is above all then he is worthy of our praise, worship and able to meet every need.
1.Pray by worshipping and praising Him, declaring He is above all.
HE went on to say that they pray that the kingdom of God should come and the will of God be done. The kingdom of God is the rule of God over our lives. This demands the submission of our will to His.
2. In prayer, tell the Lord you submit your will to His will, reign and authority
HE then said, they ask for their daily bread
3.Ask for various needs to be met
The Lord told them to ask for the forgiveness of their sins as they forgive others
4.Pray that you forgive all who have offended you,
as God for Christ Jesus sake, has forgiven you all your sins (Eph 4:32)
The Lord then talked about asking the father to lead us in the path of life and deliverance from evil.
5. Submit your life to the leading of the Spirit of God and pray claiming exemption from all evil works of darkness and deal with all satanic works against your life. (James 4:7)
6. Give honour praise and glory unto the Lord
These six points can be a standard way to pray, taken from the model prayer the Lord taught His disciples.
Thank you, Lord, for teaching us how to pray. By your prayer I give glory and praise to my father who is greater and mightier than all. I receive answers to my requests because I pray according to His will and also believe in Him as well.
Ephesians 4:32 KJV” And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
James 4:7 KJV” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”.