The Lord’s Prayer
In Home Group today, we did an activity where we wrote out the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6 and after every phrase, we added in our own prayers and response.
It was something like what John Piper did here: https://vimeo.com/148557763
Anyway, we tried it on our own. My co-leader Danbi and I even got our home group girls little notebooks for them to use during each home group meeting. So incredibly excited to see these girls every week and grow with them.
I knew I was going to enjoy this activity because I love to write and especially about God and my faith, but I didn’t know how much I was going to be blessed and wrecked.
Lord’s Prayer Made Personal…
Our Father in Heaven, You are my Father, my Creator, my provider, residing in heaven among the angels and saints, but also present with us in our hearts and lives.
Hallowed be Your name. I praise Your holy, mighty, precious name. The name that holds so much power; yet, Your name is love. You are the Great I Am, the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. You are more than worthy of our praise, more deserving of our love and affection. I lift Your name on high. There is absolutely none other like You, God.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. May Your plans and purpose for not only my life, but also this world, be done in your timing and come to full fruition. May You grant me the patience to wait on You and trust in You. Use me, use us, as your broken vessels to do your work and bring your kingdom here.
Give us this day, our daily bread. You provide for me, day in and day out. You provide for my physical needs, but You also supply me with new mercies and love and joy. I look to You for my daily needs. May I never become dependent on anything but You.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. I’m always sorry for how sinful and dirty I am. Please continue to show me Your unending grace and mercy as I learn to forgive like You do. May I learn to imitate You in loving those around me.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Lord, please protect my eyes and my thoughts from becoming further tainted by the things of this world. May i set my mind on things above and unseen, not on earthly things. Be the lamp unto my feet and the light unto my path. Guide my every step. Watch over me as I watch out for Your fingerprints in my life.
I pray all these things in the name of the one who gave His life for us, in Jesus’ name.