June 16, 2011 by bobet888
Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
“This is how you are to pray:
‘Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.’
“If you forgive others their transgressions,
your heavenly Father will forgive you.
But if you do not forgive others,
neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”
– Matthew 6:7-15
|June 16, 2011 Bible Reading and Gospel|
The Lord’s prayer is both a prayer of intercession and a call to action. We cannot pray this prayer with integrity unless we are willing to commit our lives to fulfilling it as well. There can be a tendency to think that the essence of a spiritual life is in the prayers that we pray. I do not think this is the case! Equally important are the actions that come from our prayer. Prayer may be the foundation of the Christian life but good deeds and a life of faith are its crowning glory in this life.
source: Kerygma Family