“To clasp your hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.” — Karl Barth
We have all felt that disorder in our lives (especially since the dawn of COVID19). But, as Christians we are not powerless.When Jesus’ disciples saw how Jesus prayed they craved the ability to pray like Jesus. They sought him out and asked, “Lord, teach us to pray…” (Lk 11:1-11). At that moment, Jesus taught his disciples the most revolutionary prayer ever prayed; a prayer that seeks God’s Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. Today we pray intentionally the words that Jesus taught his disciples and teaches us.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your Will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one. (Matthew 6:9-13)
For Yours is the Kingdom
the power and the glory
forever and ever. Amen.
*If thoughts try to distract you in the midst of this process, keep a pen and paper near by so that you can write those thoughts down and return to them after the prayer. Once you’ve written them down feel the freedom to leave them on the page and return to the Lord’s Prayer.