How to pray The Lord’s Prayer and live it

When I pray OUR, help me to ensure that my life and faith have room for others and their needs.

When I pray FATHER, help me to demonstrate this relationship to God in my daily life.

When I pray IN HEAVEN, help me to ensure that that my main interests are not in earthly things.

When I pray HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME, help me to strive, with God’s help, to be holy.

When I pray YOUR KINGDOM COME, help me to demonstrate the ways of God’s kingdom in my daily life.

When I pray YOUR WILL BE DONE, help me not to be self-willed or resentful of God’s claim on my time, my talents, my resources and myself.

When I pray ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN, help me to be ready to give myself to God’s service, and the service of others, here and now.

When I pray GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD, help me to be thankful for all that I have and to share my plenty freely with my neighbour.

When I pray FORGIVE US OUR SINS, help me to recognise the greatness of God’s love, and the grace that redeems me and sets me free.

When I pray AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN AGAINST US, help me to forgive those who wrong me, and to harbour no grudges, so that I may fully experience forgiveness myself.

When I pray LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, help me to recognise and avoid those situations where I am tempted to do wrong.

When I pray DELIVER US FROM EVIL, help me to take a stand against evil through my prayers, my words and my actions.

When I pray THE KINGDOM IS YOURS, help me to be willing to obey the King in all things.

When I pray THE POWER AND THE GLORY ARE YOURS, help me to understand that I can’t, therefore, seek power and glory for myself.

When I pray FOR EVER AND EVER, help me to see things in their eternal context, and not be anxious about each day’s affairs.

And when I pray AMEN, help me to recognise that I am saying before God and my neighbour, ‘Cost what it may, this is my prayer.’

Millions of Christians around the globe take a few minutes at noon each day to pray The Lord’s Prayer. Why not set an alarm on your phone or watch and join them as part of your rhythm of prayer?

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