Sunday, March 28, 2010

Words of Prayer

There are days when we just can't seem to find the words to pray. Our emotions seem to overtake us and we close our eyes, but the words can't come...We need to remember the prayer Christ taught His disciples. So simple, but so strong from the heart.

Matthew 6:7-19 (Worldwide English version)

7And when you talk to God, do not say words that mean nothing, over and over again. People who do not believe in God do that. They think their god will hear them because they say many words.

8 Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 So talk to your God like this:

"Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.

10 "May your kingdom come. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

11 "Give us our food for today.

12 "Forgive us for the wrong things we have done, the way we forgive those who have done wrong things to us.

13 "Do not test us but help us, so that no one will make us do wrong. Deliver us from the evil one. The kingdom and power and praise belong to you for ever. Amen!"

14 If you forgive others for the wrong things they have done, then your Father in heaven will forgive you.

15 But if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you for the wrong things you have done.'

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