Shall We Pray?
It is often called the LORD’s prayer but really it’s not; it’s the Disciples prayer. Here in Luke 11, they asked YESHUA to teach them to pray. Obviously, they were impressed with the LORD’s prayer life and they were aware that John taught his disciples to pray. Perhaps they wanted to compare notes — or not. So in verse two (2), He said this:
2 He said to them,
“When you pray, say:
‘Father, hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
3 ‘Give us each day our daily bread.
4 ‘And forgive us our sins,
For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us [who has offended or wronged us].
And lead us not into temptation [but rescue us from evil].’” source
Will you allow me to share my thoughts?
Father – family. First, to pray the Disciples prayer we must make sure GOD is our Father; that we are His family.
Hallowed be your name. Hallowed means greatly revered. Do we? Do we greatly revere Him? Does our prayer life reflect that we greatly revere Him?
Your Kingdom come. Do I, do you want the Father’s will? Do we want His Kingdom Rule here on earth? Are we eager to see His Kingdom, His Authority, His Ways and Will in force (in operation) here on earth?
And with all that established, we are encouraged to come and talk with the Father about our daily needs; you know, all those things we need to successfully live here on planet earth.
And then verse 4 – sin. As we live on this sin-cursed earth we see that we sin and that we are in constant need of cleansing – so we ask. And, as we recognize this about ourselves, we are ready to forgive others when they sin against us for they surely will because we are all sinners. Right?
And we know O LORD, You will not lead us into temptation, for You are here to rescue us from evil.
All temptation is evil; if only we would believe that.