Jesus was so practical.
When He taught His friends how to pray, He kept to the basics.
Father, who is in heaven. Hallowed is Your Name.
Your kingdom come – Your will be done,
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Don’t lead us to temptation but deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the Kingdom, the Power, and Glory. Forever. Amen.
Notice how He didn’t pray for next week’s provisions?
He prayed for today’s.
He didn’t get tied up in knots worrying about what was ahead – He trusted His Father.
And, let’s face it – His earthly life was not easy – He knew what He faced down the road. HE.KNEW.IT.
We don’t even know what lies ahead and we get anxious and worried.
Let’s re-learn The Master’s simple prayer and pray for TODAY.
God will give us The Hope we need for TODAY.
And, I’ve been known to say…