The Daily Breath of God
Thursday, March 27 2014
This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:9,10Here we have the beginning of what is commonly known as the “Lord’s Prayer.” This is actually what Jesus the Christ gave to the disciples when they asked – “teach us how to pray.” Many can quote this prayer without any joy of understanding of what is being said. Grace gives us the ability to see the wonder and awe of our relationship with the one we know as God. “Our Father” lets us know how personal God’s grace has made our relationship with the Lord and each other. “Hallowed be your name,” is the expression from our heart and words that says there is no one like you and I am in a state of awe, overwhelmed by your grace. “Your kingdom come” reveals that where you are there is no death or condemnation and is an expression of praise and thanksgiving. “Your will be done” expresses the joy and result of grace in our lives that trusts our Lord’s direction through the details of our journey. On this new day may you know and enjoy the love of Christ in this relationship of grace. May you celebrate his name with the certainty that he is in the details of your life. Prayer will no longer be something you have to do, it will be an expression of your relationship with the Lord because of his grace that has been expressed and given to you in Jesus the Christ. Attitudes of joy and encouragement will just be who you are.