Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed Be Your Name

One of my favorite passages is Jesus’ response to the disciples when they ask him how they should pray. It breaks down like this:

– Sacred is Your Name
– Your Kingdom Come
– Your will be done
– Let it be on Earth as it is in Heaven
– Give us our daily bread
– Forgive us our sins
– As we also forgive those who are indebted to us
– Do not deliver us into temptation, but away from the evil one

Perfect. That model has influenced and guided our prayers ever since.

So He said to them, When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. (Luke 11:2-4 NKJV)

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