The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15) Commentary

The outward appearance of righteousness and faithful is worthless. The chants and ramblings of faithless, unrepentant, prideful, and unrighteous man will not be heard. You are approaching your Father in heaven, who created you. He knows you by name, and loves you, and knows all that you need. We can became confused and muddled on how to pray in the modern era, with the emergence of New Age Religions and false spirituality. Jesus makes it simple for us. He tells us to cut away all the fat of self indulgent prayers.

Our Father in heaven, Our creator,
hallowed be your name  Sacred and Holy is the name of God; I am, Jehovah, Yahweh

Your kingdom come,  Your Spirit upon us; The kingdom of Jesus; Your perfect kingdom, the return of Christ
your will be done,  We submit to your will, far greater than our own, 
on earth as it is in heaven.  That the earth will reap the benefits of your goodness
Give us this day our daily bread,  What we need for the day, no more, no less

forgive us our debts,  Our sins
as we also have forgiven our debtors.   Only forgiven as we have forgiven others
And lead us not into temptation, Lead us only on your path
but deliver us from evil.  From the evil one; from all troubles, following your word and guided by your Spirit

You will be forgiven if you forgive others, but if you do not, then your Father in heaven will not forgive you. We wish it were easier than this, that our forgiveness did not depend on forgiving others. Our resistance to forgiving others hinders us mentally, physically, and spiritually. How will others know the truth about Jesus, if we do not give them the mercy we have recieved?

2 thoughts on “The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15) Commentary

  1. The prayer says “Lead us not into temptation” I am finding to hard to imagine the Lord leading us to temptation, so is this petition valid. I am afraid that we tempted not be God but because of our own sinful desires. I do believe that God allows temptation to come to us to test us and thus make us stronger in future temptations. Can you cast any light on this phrase?

  2. I believe here Christ is talking about asking God to help us through our trials, if it be His will, or prevail against them.

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