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TLP: Your will be done

By 3 Aug ’10One Comment

Matthew 6:9-13 (New International Version)

9“This, then, is how you should pray:
” ‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us today our daily bread.
12Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.[a

So God gave us this prayer which is commonly known as: The Lord’s Prayer. I sometimes find that when i hear that i instantly get bored. I imagine some boring person going on and on and on about irrelevant rubbish and i want to go to sleep. It’s such a shame cause this prayer really is sooo much more than what most realise it to be. Taking each line independently can make this prayer become a great prayer. Currently there are a few lines in this prayer that really ring true for me and how i am aiming to lead my life.

your will be done

The fundamental idea behind this line is that we want God to have his way in our lives. Seeing as God designed everything to be a certain way, it makes sense to let him have a say in how we do life. It makes sense that he would have a better idea on how things should work and how to do it right.

So that’s what i have been trying to do. It takes practice and its sometimes hard but it’s been working very well so far. The promises we have from Him mean that living life this way can only have a great outcome.

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  • Steven B says:

    A fine prayer indeed! Both the prayer itself and its context in the story remind us of the importance and seriousness of prayer. Though personally I prefer the King James version with the thou’s and art’s 🙂

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