Tomorrow at The Donelson Fellowship, I’m planning to teach from the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6. This is the most famous prayer is human history. It is the pattern of every good prayer, and the prayer of every good person. Its author was an authority on the subject, the only true expert on prayer who ever lived, the only Person who was both the source of prayer and its object. It contains about sixty words words, yet it covers every need and compasses every necessity. It reminds us of the Twenty-third Psalm, brief in its form, beautiful in its simplicity, personal in its spirit, infinite in its span. It is memorable and memorizable. When you don’t know what else to say or to pray, you can offer the Lord’s Prayer and always know you are asking for God’s best and for His blessing.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.