Matthew 6:9, Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. 10Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread, 12and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
Yesterday, we looked at Matthew 6:12 and learned the fifth principle of prayer that Jesus taught us which was that we must practice confession and ask for forgiveness. Today we are going to look at the sixth principle taught by Christ in the Lord’s Prayer. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” The sixth principle is to ask the Lord for help with battling sin and evil. God, Himself, never causes us to sin according to James 1:13. However, He will allow us to go through trials so that our faith will be tested. Trials produce steadfastness and make us complete, and we will lack nothing.
We are to count it all joy when trials and hard times come because through them, we will gain more of the Lord. Some of the biggest temptations that we will face today will be internal and not external. Our flesh can be deceitful and selfish. We could be tempted to worship ourselves instead of living by the Spirit and worshiping the Lord.
There are some power-packed aspects on prayer in Matthew 6. I pray that Jesus’ prayer will help shape your prayers and that we will all pray in a God glorifying and Christ exalting way for His glory and our joy.
Have a blessed day!
HIGH SCHOOL MINISTER