Give Us, Forgive Us, Deliver Us

Ask and it will be given to you.
              Matthew 7:7

Matthew 6: 9–13 records history’s best-known prayer: The Lord’s Prayer.

The first half exalts God: “[H]allowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done.” His name; his kingdom; his will.

The second half requests blessings: “Give us today our daily bread. Forgive our sins . . . deliver us from evil.” Give us; forgive us; deliver us.

The prayer covers all our needs: physical (daily bread); spiritual (forgiveness of sins); moral (deliverance from evil).

Stated another way, it covers every phase of life: past (forgiveness of sins); present (daily bread); future (deliverance from evil).

In just fifty-two words, this lovely prayer expresses our dependence on God for our needs in every area of life for every moment of life.

Prayer need not be long
to be potent.

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