The Lord’s Prayer
Communion with God,
Is talking to Him in prayer.
It is sharing your life with Him,
Because you really care.
First give God the praise,
That shows Him that you believe.
Then make your request known,
For your soul to be relieved.
Be thankful for His presence,
In your life forevermore.
Thank Him for Jesus,
Who opened the door.
It is in the name of Jesus,
That we can approach God above.
There is no curtain in His Temple,
So we can go to Him in love.
The barrier has been lifted,
So we can talk to Him personally,
He is the God who created us,
And the God of eternity.
It blesses your heavenly Father,
When you come to Him each day,
With your praise and your thanks,
And your needs each and every day.
Prayer strengthens your relationship.
It shows that you believe He is real.
Your load will be lightened,
When you tell Him how you feel.
It is an intimate relationship.
It is love of the purest kind.
It starts in the heart and soul,
And heals the wounded mind.
He is a real person to you,
So you need to touch His face.
With prayer and supplication,
You will feel His amazing grace.
Matthew 6: 9-13
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
The Lord’s prayer was a sample prayer that Jesus said to show His disciples how to pray. First Jesus gave God praise for who He is and for what He has done. Then Jesus asks for daily bread, which is our needs. Then He asks for forgiveness. He asks for help in this battle against Satan and sin. He ends His prayer with praise. Jesus could pray directly to His Father and He was teaching His disciples how to pray. In that day, only the high priest could go to the temple and talk to God at the altar and the Ark of the Covenant. A common person could die just by touching the Ark of the Covenant which held the Ten Commandments. When Jesus died on the cross, the veil in the temple was torn in two, which gave all who believed the ability to come to God themselves to ask for forgiveness through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.
23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.