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  • Writer's pictureDeb Miller Robinson

Teach Us To Pray

Luke 11:1-2. One day as Jesus was in prayer; one of His disciples came over to Him as He

finished and said, "Woul you teach us a model prayer that we can pray just like John did for his disciples?" So Jesus taught them this prayer: "Our heavenly Father, may the glory of Your name be the center on which our life turns. May Your Holy Spirit come upon us and cleanse us. Manifest Your Kingdom on earth and give us our needed bread for the coming day. Forgive our sins as we ourselves release forgiveness to those who have wronged us. And rescue us every time we face tribulations." TPT

Now He said to them, "Whenever you may be praying," be saying, "Our Father, who art in the heavens, hallowed be Thy name! Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done as in heaven, on earth also. Give us our daily dole of bread, and pardon us our sins, for we ouselves also are pardoning everyone who is owing me. And mayest Thou not bring us into trial, but rescue from the wicked one." Concordant Literal

Below is Dec 14th Streams In The Desert by L.B. Cowman Published 1925

When one of the disciples said, "Teach us to pray," The Lord raised His eyes to the far horizon of His Father's world. He brought the ultimate goal of eternal life together with everything God desires to do in the life of humankind and packed it all into a powerful prayer that followed these words: "This then, is how you should pray." And what a contrast between His prayer and what we often hear today!

How do we pray when we follow the desires of our own hearts? We say, "Lord, bless me, then my family, my church, my city, my country." We start with those closest to us and gradulally move outward, ultimately praying for the expansion of God's Kingdom throughout the world.

Our \Master's prayer, however, begins where we end. He taught us to pray for the world first and our personal needs second. Only after our prayer has covered every continent, every remote island of the sea, every person in the last hidden tribe, and every desire and purpose of God for the world are we taught to ask for a piece of bread for ourselves.

Jesus gave himself for us and to us, paying a holy and precious price on the cross. After giving His all, is it to much for Him to ask us to do the same thing? No man or woman will every amount to anything in God's Kingsom or ever experience any of His power, until this lesson of prayer is learned----that Christ's business is that supreme concern of life and that all of our personal consideration , no matter how important or precious to us are secondary.

Below Deb Miller Robinson Thoughts:

What a great model we have in approaching our Creator-God. Our heavenly Father. Holy are You, Holy is Your name. This is a Father who loves us no matter what we do or what circumstances we are in. We look at God as a Heavenly Father who really wants the best for all His children. We approached 'as it is in heaven' first. What is in heaven? No more sorrow, no more pain, no more offenses, no more hurt, etc. We call all heaven to fill us up on earth, to fill the earth up with the goodness of Creator-God. Thy will be done.

Forgive our sins as we forgive others. Our Heavenly Father forgives us, why then do we not forgive others or even ourself. This is a command from Jesus - FORGIVE!

Bring not into trial, but rescue us from the wicked one. When God talked to satan about Job He said "have you considered My servant Job'? The meaning of this is - have you inspected him, is there a weak area in him where you were able to enter?

Some of our trials are brought on by weak areas in our lives that opened the door to the enemy. When you are going through a trial ask God to reveal to you the open door where satan was able to attack you.

I would also like to add when you approach our Heavenly Father give Him thanks for all that He has done for you. Make a list of what you are thankful for and read it to Him. This really touches His heart. Ask Him, what is it You want me to pray for today? This changes how we should be praying.

Deb Miller Robinson - Eagle Warrior


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