If you watched Part 19 to my history of Religion Series, I spoke on the 6 Parts to the Lord’s Model Prayer. To increase your prayer life and communication with the Father, incorporate this model into your Prayers. When Yahshua explained how to pray, these were the different things He incorporated into the prayer.
6 Parts to the Lord’s Prayer
- Direct Your Prayers to the Father in Heaven
- It’s all about His Kingdom & His Will
- A Request for Our Needs
- Ask For Forgiveness As You Forgive Others
- Ask Him To Keep You From Temptation & Deliver You From Satan
- Remember His Power and Glory and Kingdom is Forever
Here’s a little more context for each one.
#1 Direct Your Prayers to the Father in Heaven
He starts off with “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name”. When you pray make sure you speak to the Father directly.
#2 It’s all about His Kingdom & His Will
Yahshua says “Your kingdom come. Your will be done” We often want to pray to Him about our requests and what we need Him to do for us. What we don’t understand at times is that a lot of our prayers do not get answered because what we want is often about ourselves and not about His Will & His Kingdom. We are His servants preparing His Kingdom, after you acknowledge and call out to Him, make sure you put His Will and His Kingdom first. Yahshua is showing submission. We are about preparing His Kingdom and we submit to His Will.
#3 A Request for Our Needs
Yahshua says “Give us this day our daily bread” You go back to Israel’s exodus from Egypt. He provided their daily bread when He provided their daily supply of Manna. He knew their needs and He provided for them. So whether it is food, money, shelter, etc., ask Him to take care of it. Now warning do not be upset if you prayed for something and you did not receive that. Remember right before you asked you told Him it’s about His Will. Make sure you meant it.
#4 Ask For Forgiveness As You Forgive Others
He says, “And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors” Something we need to always incorporate. We want forgiveness, but we also must do it as well. He said after the prayer “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses”. So make sure you are not walking with unforgiveness in your heart.
#5 Ask Him To Keep You From Temptation & Deliver You From Satan He says, “And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one” So many of us struggle with so many different temptations but ask yourself. Are you asking the Father for help with this? He will help you if you are asking Him. This is why Yahshua told you to include this in your prayer.
#6 Remember His Power and Kingdom is Forever
“For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever“. It’s all His, and He has all the Power & Glory Forever. Remember that and acknowledge it when speaking with Him.
So this is the model and format of how our prayers should be. Incorporate it into yours.
If you haven’t watched Part 19 of the History of Religion Series, please click the link below: