As children at primary school we had to learn to recite the Lord’s Prayer…but did we understand the words we were learning?
As adults we recite the Lord’s Prayer on instruction at church…but do we actually believe the words we are reciting?
How many times in your life have you recited the Lord’s Prayer?
How many times when you were reciting it did you actually consider the words you were repeating, and believe them?
I suspect like me, you may find there are very few times when you’ve said the Lord’s Prayer, when you have actually said the words with sincerity and belief. Isn’t that sad. This is the prayer our Lord taught us, yet we treat is like a poem or words of a song that we just recite without thought or consideration.
Next time you say the Lord’s Prayer, please think about the words as you say them, and more importantly, believe and act on them!
Luke 11:1-4 (New Living Translation)
Jesus said, “This is how you should pray:
“Father, may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come soon.
Give us each day the food we need,
and forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
And don’t let us yield to temptation.”