Following prayer patterns we see in Scripture helps us in our prayer life. Here is the way to work through the Lord’s prayer:
Praise: Our father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Helpful passage: Psalm 100. Jesus instructs to understand who God is as we start our prayers.
Purpose: Your kingdom come, your will be done on Earth as it is in heaven.
Helpful passage: 1 Thes 5:16-22. Jesus wants us to focus on God’s will before our needs. Key prayer insight: How do I honor God in the circumstances I’m in?
Provision: Give us this day our daily bread.
Helpful passage: Phil 4:13. God give us the power to use what we have for his glory.
Problems: Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.
Helpful passage: 1 Jn 1:8-10. Until we see Jesus face to face we’ll struggle with sin. The issue isn’t failure but constantly going back to the Cross.
Protection: Lead us not into temptation.
Helpful passage: Psalm 119:9. The Spirit lead Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted. Job sent Satan to tempt & test Job. Jesus knows this is hard, so ask God to skip it! If in temptation, God’s equipped you for it!
Preservation: Deliver us from Evil.
Helpful passage: Rom. 8:38-39. Nothing can separate us from God. Our salvation is secure. Still, we need God’s redeem us from evil. Evil is a present and very real aspect of life.