THE MODEL PRAYER

In our secret place we pray to You

Where You can only hear,

In reverent awe and with honour too

With respect and godly fear.

‘Our Father in heaven

Hallowed be Your name,’

As we reflect on all Your goodness

Where Your grace and mercy reigns.

‘Your kingdom come, Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven,’

As we become Your hands and feet on earth

And avoid doctrines of leaven.

‘Give us this day our daily bread’

As You provide and feed our soul,

With Your word as it nourishes

That is wholesome to behold.

‘And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors’ too,

When our transgressions You remember no more

As we forgive to make things new.

‘And do not lead us into temptation

But deliver us from the evil one,’

As You guard our mouth and protect our steps

So Your precious will is done.

‘For Yours is the kingdom

And the power and the glory forever,’

There is none like You our dear Lord

And Amen there will be never!

(C) P.B. 2021

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites…But when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”  Matthew 6:5-6

“In this manner, therefore, pray:  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 glory forever. Amen.”  Matthew 6:9-13

“For if you forgive men their trespasses your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”  Matthew 6:14-15

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