Friday, May 30, 2008

Personal Prayer that flows from the Lord's Prayer

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Personal Prayer From the Lord's Prayer

We are committed to helping the Church in their corporate prayers and also in their personal prayers. You probably know that the Lord's Prayer has been a pattern of my own personal prayer life for many years. Praying this prayer has consistently been my deepest and richest times of prayer. Recently, as I was praying through it, this chart came to my mind. (Sorry I am so "left brain"!) I share it with you with the hope that it might help you appreciate and apply this prayer more effectively.


Down the left hand side are the seven petitions of the Lord's Prayer. The middle column brings the requests out of history and places them within our reach and realm.


The right-hand column is a Scripture related to the request which allows us to pray the request more from God's perspective. You can "point" this prayer in many different directions - your family, your congregation, your city, missionary friends, etc. I invite you to use it as a launching point for some of your prayers.


The Lord's requests

The desired time frame, place and standard

Related Scripture

Let Your name be holy

"This day" (He wants us to pray in this manner each day)

"On earth" (Our world - home, school, work, etc.- is the place He wants these requests answered)

"as it is in Heaven" (just as earth is the target of our prayers, Heaven is the standard for them)

John 17:6 I have revealed Your name to those whom you gave me out of the world

Let Your kingdom come

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit

Let Your will be done

Mark 12:30 - 31 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart... soul... mind... and strength... Love your neighbor as yourself."



Give us this day our daily bread

Phil 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Forgive us as we forgive others

Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive... your heavenly Father will... but if you do not forgive... Your heavenly Father will not forgive.

Lead us not into temptation

1 Cor 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear... he will provide a way out...

Deliver us from the evil one

Luke 22:31-32 Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith will not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.


Blessings,
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Dennis Fuqua
International Renewal Ministries | 5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd. | Portland | OR | 97215
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