INTRO TO SECTIONS // THE LORD’S PRAYER
The Lord’s Prayer is often recited in churches or at religious events, but there’s so much more to this prayer. Jesus provided this model as an outline to teach us how to pray in a way that connects us to God, aligns our priorities with His, and helps us live dependently on Him. This model takes us through each part of The Lord’s Prayer, showing us how to pray the way Jesus instructed.
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray…” LUKE 11:1
“Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” MATTHEW 6:9-13 NKJV
DAY 4 | DEPEND ON HIM FOR EVERYTHING
“Give us this day our daily bread”
God promises to supply all our needs, and He wants us to come to Him with our problems, needs, and desires and to trust Him to provide.
“I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!” PSALM 121:1-2 NLT
Ask God for what you need today. It may help to write down the concerns weighing on your mind or the desires of your heart. Bring them to God, and trust Him enough to hand them over to Him fully. It may help to open your hands before God to physically show your surrender to Him. Problems can either be ours or God’s; they can’t be both.
“Father, I acknowledge that everything I need today will come from you. you made the heavens and the earth; You are more than capable of handling any situation I’m dealing with, so I give it to you completely (specifically talk to God about what is on your mind and heart right now and give it to Him). I look to you to help me, sustain me, and give me your peace. Remind me of your hope and power today. Thank you in advance for taking care of my needs.”
Today, pray for our Groups Ministry. Pray for our groups, leaders, and team that God will use this ministry to reach the lost and disconnected. Pray for those that are in groups, that they will be unified, and learn to love one another in community.