The lords prayer matthew 6 9 13

Do you ever feel like you don’t know what to pray or how to pray? Do you feel your prayers are not getting above the ceiling? In Luke 11:1 we read, “Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray….’” This is a request God loves to answer! As we look at what is traditionally called the Lord’s Prayer (found in Lk. 11 and Mt. 6), we’ll see an outline for prayer that models how Jesus prayed.

God’s Praise
Jesus begins, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name” (Mt. 6:9) and He ends, “For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen” (v. 13). Prayer should begin and end with praise. His name is holy. It is all about His name, His kingdom coming, and His will being done. We also pray to the Father. God is creator of everyone, but He is only Father to those who have been born again and adopted into His family. The God who is in Heaven, transcending time and space, wants a relationship with you. You can talk to God. Begin and end your prayers praising your Father in Heaven.

God’s Plan
“Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (v. 10). God’s plan for your life is better than your plan for your life. We need God’s vision and will for our life. This is the way Jesus prayed in the Garden. In Matthew 26:39 we read, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Our allegiance is first to God. We declare that when we seek and follow His will above all. As we pray, we should acknowledge that He is the King of our heart.

God’s Provision
Jesus is the Bread of Life. Before He fed the 5000, He gave thanks. At the Lord’s Supper, He broke the bread and blessed it. When we read, “Give us this day our daily bread” (v. 11), this is the prayer of Jesus. He wants to give us everything we need in life. He does it daily – one day at a time. Whatever your need, ask Him. R.A. Torrey said, “Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouses of God’s infinite grace and power.”

God’s Pardon
Verse 12 says, “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” Jesus left Heaven and came to this earth to pay our sin debt. He had no sin of His own. He who knew no sin became sin for us. He died on the cross taking upon Himself the sin of the world. Why? So we could be forgiven. Confess your sins the way you commit them – one by one. Don’t let them pile up. Stay caught up. Pray for those who have hurt you and turn them over to God. Pray every day knowing people are going to hurt you. Forgive them in advance! This is the prayer of Jesus. On the cross, Jesus said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do” (Lk. 23:34).

God’s Protection
“And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (v. 13). Jesus was tempted in the wilderness by Satan. Jesus told Peter, “Satan desires to sift you but I have prayed for you that your faith would not fail” (Lk. 22:31-32). God tempts no man, but we are tempted. Pray, “Father, do not allow me to be led into temptation. Today I am going to have opportunities to sin. You know my weak moments. Deliver me from evil.” You have to fight the devil every day. Every day is a spiritual battle. Nehemiah said fight for your families. You have to fight the good fight and fight for your spouse, kids, and church. When we pray, we acknowledge that we are no match for the devil and that the devil is no match for God! We know that we will be tempted, and we know on our own we will fail. With God’s help we will not fail!

You learn to pray the same way you learn to drive or swim. You have to jump in and do it! Prayer is all about a relationship with God. The only way you grow in a relationship is to spend quality time together. You can’t grow deeper in your walk with God apart from making prayer a priority. Start praying today.

The plural “our” is used throughout, so that those giving voice to the prayer acknowledge both the presence of God and their connection to a wider praying community. The first three petitions focus the worshipers’ attention on God. The remaining petitions turn to “our” needs, asking God to help all of “us.”

Our Father in Heaven
Week 1 begins with the address, “Our Father in heaven.” Prayer is not so much language about God as it is speaking to God. To pray is to risk speaking to a God who is unseen and yet real. To pray is to recognize that God is different from us. God is “in heaven” above, whereas the praying person is on earth below. God is “another” and we are not God. Yet Jesus invites us to call upon God as Father. Theologically, we do so because God, as Father, has created us and given us life. Through Jesus the Son, we are redeemed as children of God. Through the Spirit, God evokes the faith that enables us to recognize him as Father (Romans 8:15), trusting that he will give good things to his children (Matthew 7:11).

Next, the first petition is that God’s name might be holy. The focus remains on God’s identity and action. According to Ezekiel 36:23-33, God would make his name holy by gathering people together, cleansing them from sin, and giving them a new spirit. By such holy actions God’s “name” or identity is made known in the world.

Your Kingdom Come…
In Week 2, the second and third petitions continue focusing on God by saying, “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.” Matthew’s gospel recognizes that the world is the scene of contending forces that hold people captive. People do not live in neutral space. The powers of evil are manifest in diseases of mind and body, the falsehoods that people claim are true, and the sins that destroy individuals and communities. To pray that God’s kingdom will come is to ask that God’s power to create will prevail over forces that destroy, and that his power to redeem will bring release from bondage.

God’s kingdom comes through his Messiah, who was enthroned through crucifixion, revealing a kingdom characterized by sacrifice and resurrection. In heaven, God’s will is unopposed, for there sin and death have no place. As long as sin and death are active, people are moved to pray that God’s life-giving purposes may be carried out on earth as they are in heaven.

Give Us This Day…
In Week 3, the fourth petition shifts to the requests made directly for “us,” beginning with “Give us this day our daily bread.” The needs of the individual are not separated from those of the wider community. The praying person seeks bread not only for “me” but for “us,” since all have the same need of sustenance from God. In Israel’s tradition, a vivid form of daily bread was the manna that was gathered in the wilderness. People could not create manna for themselves; they could only gather it. And they could not hoard it, since it spoiled; they had to receive it each day. The simplicity of this petition is a startling reminder that each person is like those who journeyed through the wilderness. Our lives are not self-generated or self-sustaining. Life relies on what we receive from the Giver and can only be stewarded as a gift.

Forgive Us our Sins…
In Week 4, the fifth petition says, “Forgive our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.” The Greek text more literally asks for release from our “debts,” which is the translation used in the King James Version and some Protestant liturgies. The older translation of Tyndale read “trespasses” and the parallel in Luke 11:4 reads “sins.” The assumption is that sin is like a debt that is owed to God and is beyond our capacity to repay.

At the level of relationships, people accumulate hurts and grievances, which end up defining the relationship. As long as wrongs from the past define the present, the wrongs also close off the future. The term “forgive” is literally “release.” To forgive is not to say that what has transpired does not matter. Rather, it is to say that the wrongs that have occurred no longer define the relationship. Forgiveness or “release” means that there can be a different future, which is not defined by the past. People are to see themselves first of all as the recipients of release.

God begins the process of opening up the future for new relationship by his acts of forgiveness. Those who have received forgiveness from God are then in a position to extend it to others. Forgiving does not mean perpetuating destructive patterns of relationship by turning a blind eye to it and “letting things go” on in the old way. Forgiveness or release is designed to bring change. It accomplishes its purpose when it opens up a future that the wrongdoing from the past had closed off.

Lead Us Not into Temptation…
Week 5 takes up the last two petitions. The traditional version of the Lord’s Prayer says, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” The newer translation, “Save us from the time of trial,” reflects discomfort with the idea that God would ever “lead” people into temptation, since God tempts no one to sin (James 1:13). Temptation is more properly ascribed to Satan, the “evil one” mentioned in the final petition.

Yet the Greek text of the prayer leaves open the possibility that God could “bring” people “to the test” by situations that challenge their faith (Genesis 22:1; Exodus 16:4). The petition recognizes the confrontational side of God. The prayer does not try to explain what lies behind experience, and affirms that even if God is capable of challenging people, God is the one who saves. Therefore, in all circumstances, people are to call upon him.

What is the prayer found in Matthew 6:9

God's Praise Jesus begins, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name” (Mt. 6:9) and He ends, “For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen” (v. 13).

Why is Matthew 6:9

Often called the Lord's prayer, Jesus gave it to his disciples as a model prayer for them to pray. It is a pattern that we can imitate and duplicate as we pray to God.

What is the full Lord's prayer?

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.

What do we call the prayer Jesus taught his disciples Mt 6 9

Amen.” Matthew 6:9-13. (Luke 11:2-4.) This prayer, commonly known as “The Lord's Prayer,” or “Our Father prayer,” is probably one of the most well-known prayers among Christians and many people send up this prayer daily. But let's take a closer look at what Jesus wants to teach us.