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Pray with me

We have spent the last few weeks going through the Lords prayer. As I prayed on how to close it out, God led me to do exactly what the title is....pray. So let's pray this prayer one more time, shall we? Only this time I will pray from my heart so it will not be exactly as it is written, here we go:

Our Father, God, Giver of all life, the Reason for our very breath. You stand in heaven, with a name bigger than all the earth and heaven combined. I praise You and bow down to Your name.

Your kingdom came with Jesus, who came to do Your will, Father. Praise You for Your will which brings freedom, binds the broken, and brings all men to the knowledge of You.

Give us wisdom God. Help us to understand Your will and how to submit to it today Lord. Provide for us, and give us the patience to be still and allow you to do it in Your time. Help us to stop just doing it for ourselves when we can't see You working.

Forgive us Father as we fall daily. Jesus died for that very forgiveness…

Temptation

"After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen" Matthew 6:9-13 KJV “


As we round toward the end of this prayer, we speak some pretty bold words "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil".  This sentence is saying a whole lot, first that evil is real.  This sentence is also saying that temptation is daily, and thirdly, that God is bigger than any temptation or sin.  I am hoping that you remember a few weeks ago in the news, there was a video clip shown.  This clip shows a young girl at the zoo looking into the lions exhibit.  She appears to be about three or four years old and is face to face with a ginormous lion with nothing be…