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The Lord's Prayer

THE LORD'S PRAYER

 

I cannot pray "OUR," if my faith has no room for others and their need.

 

I cannot pray "FATHER," if I do not demonstrate this relationship to God in my daily living.

 

I cannot pray "WHO ART IN HEAVEN," if all of my interests and pursuits are in earthly things.

 

I cannot pray "HALLOWED BE THY NAME," if I am not striving for God's help to be holy.

 

I cannot pray "THY KINGDOM COME," if I am unwilling to accept God's rule in my life.

 

I cannot pray "THY WILL BE DONE," if I am unwilling or resentful of having it in my life.

 

I cannot pray "IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN," unless I am truly ready to give myself to God’s service here and now.

 

I cannot pray   "GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD," without expending honest effort for it or if I would withhold from my neighbor the bread I receive.

 

I cannot pray "FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US," if I continue to harbor a grudge against anyone.

 

I cannot pray "LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION," if I deliberately choose to remain in a situation where I am likely to be tempted.

 

I cannot pray "DELIVER US FROM EVIL," if I am not prepared to fight with my life and my prayer.

 

I cannot pray "THINE IS THE KINGDOM," if I am unwilling to obey the King.

 

I cannot pray "THINE IS THE POWER AND THE GLORY," if I am seeking power for myself and my own glory first.

 

I cannot pray 'FOREVER AND EVER," if I am too anxious about each day's affairs.

 

I cannot pray "AMEN," unless I honestly say "Not MY will, but THY will be done, so let it be.

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