Living the Jesus Perspective
The Lord’s Prayer – This prayer was never intended to be a plug and go prayer. It was given by Jesus as a model. He said, “When you pray, pray LIKE this”.
There are six parts to the Lord’s Model prayer and each part was intended to be a track that our prayers should frequently run on.
Hallowed be Thy name = PRAISE
Thy will be done = PURPOSE
Give us our daily bread = PROVISION
Forgive us our debts = PARDON
Deliver us from evil = PROTECTION
The kingdom, power, glory = PRAISE
Even though this series will be using the Lord’s Model prayer it’s not really a series on prayer per se. It’s a series on how Jesus thinks.
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NLT) “For My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts, says the Lord, and My ways are far beyond anything you can imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My thoughts are higher than your thoughts.”
The Lord’s praying is an invitation into the thoughts of God. Jesus was actually saying, This is NOT just a way to pray. This is a way to THINK! You ought to think about these things on a regular basis. You think too NARROWLY. Think about the things that God is thinking about.