How to Pray – the Lord’s Prayer is a Model

On Sunday, the associate pastor at my Church gave a sermon on the Lord’s Prayer as an example of how we are to pray.  His sermon was a little more detailed than - What is the Lord's Prayer and should we pray it? Their answer is a good summary.

In Luke 11:1-4, Christ’s disciples asked him to teach them to pray.  His reply follows in the next three verses of Luke.  If you want to study or memorize the popular version of the prayer from Matthew 6:9-13, the KJV text is below.

“After this manner therefore pray ye:
“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”

If you find it easier to memorize a melody, then check out the Prayer Anthem video featuring Carman, which is the Lord’s Prayer put to music.  If you want to buy a CD with or MP3 download of the song, go to Carman on Amazon.

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