by Darla Noble
Pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. Give us today our daily bread.‘
Today’s verses are Jesus’ words to us—words that instruct us how to pray and what to pray for. Do you notice that in these words there are no ‘if’s’ or ‘maybe’s’? There is not the slightest hint of doubt that God is holy, that He is the master of the universe, and that He is the source of all our needs and wants.
When we pray this way—the way Jesus tells us to, we can rest assured that our needs will be met, that we will feel God’s presence and working in our lives and that we will be radiating the light and truth of his love to those around us.
Let this prayer be your prayer today and every day so that you can experience God at his best and fullest.
Do this: Memorize today’s verses as well as the rest of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13).