Guest Post: This is a guest post by my 14-year-old son, Jonathan Scare. “Mom,” he says. “I studied the Lord’s Prayer and wrote this. Do you want to use it as a guest post?” Without hesitation, I said “Absolutely!” In my mind, I’m thinking, “My junior high son studied God’s Word and wants to share what he studied with others. Of course I’m going to post it!” I’m one proud momma!

When Jesus said this is how you should pray, He meant that we should use The Lord’s Prayer as an outline for our prayers.3-7-13 Lord's prayer

“Our Father in Heaven” – This means that the first thing we should do is address God personally. This will help you have a better relationship with Him.

“Hallowed be Your Name” – This means that you should be humble before God and praise His name.

“Your kingdom come” – You should pray for the church so that it may grow, also pray for Christians around the world to grow in God.

“You will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven” – Now you should pray that God’s will will be done all around the world by everyone.

“Give us this day our daily bread” – Now you can pray for your needs and problems.

“Forgive us our debts as we have also forgiven our debtors” – This means you should ask God to forgive your sins and to ask Him to help you forgive others.

“And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil” –  This means you should ask God to help you obey Him and to not fall into temptation.

The Lord’s Prayer helps us to know what every prayer should be like. Now, if you ever don’t know what to pray for, go to the Lord’s prayer, and it will help you.

DISCUSSION: Do you use the Lord’s prayer as a pattern for your prayers?

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