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Helpful Thoughts When Making Personal Use Of The Lord’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, because Jesus alone paid for all my sins, I am surely Your beloved child and confidently ask You:

Please enable me to honor Your name by what I teach and how I live. Also let Your Holy Spirit set up His kingdom in my heart and may Your good and gracious will be done in my life as it is done in heaven.

Give me this day my earthly needs. Give me a grateful spirit for all of them, including the unpleasant ones which you know must be given to me.

Heavenly Father, forgive my many and great trespasses against You. May Your forgiveness of my trespasses against You cause me to heartily forgive and willingly do good to those who trespass against me.

Faithful Shepherd, take my hand and lead me over life’s rough way. Lead me beside still waters and into paths of right doing. But please, do not lead me into situations filled with temptation.

Instead, deliver me from all evil. Deliver me from Satan, from the Christ-less world, and especially from my own inherited devil-spirit. Deliver me from their control over me during this earthly life and deliver me from them completely in the life to come.

Heavenly Father, without a doubt, You have been granting me these requests over the past years, are doing so now, and will continue to do so in the future.

Why? Because no creature has authority to stop You. Yours is the kingdom. Nor does anyone have the ability to stop You. Yours is the power. Therefore, Heavenly Father, no one, especially me, deserves any of the honor and praise. Yours is the glory both now and forever.

All this is most certainly true. Amen!

— Submitted by Pastor Robert Mackensen