then, in this way: 'Our Father who art in
heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. 10 'Thy
kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in
heaven. 11 'Give us this day our daily
bread. 12 'And forgive us our debts, as
we also have forgiven our debtors. 13
'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us
from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, forever. Amen.' 14 "For if
you forgive men for their transgressions, your
heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15
"But if you do not forgive men, then your Father
will not forgive your transgressions. Matthew 6:9-15
This prayer that Jesus
gives in Matthew 6:9-15 is referred to by some as the
"Lord's prayer." In Luke chapter 11, one of
Jesus' disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to
pray...and Jesus repeats parts of this prayer to
them in Luke 11:2-4.
This is of course not the
only prayer that Jesus prayed or the only recorded
prayer. Although most of Jesus' prayers are
not recorded, you will see from reading the New
Testament that Jesus prayed often. Jesus'
longest prayer that is recorded in scripture was during the Lord's supper
prior to His crucifixion. Jesus prayer with His
disciples is recorded in the 26 verses of John
chapter 17. There are also many who refer to John 17 as the
Let's look at Jesus' example of prayer in Matthew
6:9-15 and the manner in which we should pray.
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