Monday, May 21, 2012

The Lord's Prayer

God's Light Shining On Us
This week I am departing from the Bible study from our book Sharper Then a Two-Edged Sword by Andrew Wommack.  I ran across a sheet of paper that explains how to pray the Lord's Prayer.   My friend Tracie from work wrote this out for me one day after I explained that I was uncomfortable being the only person to pray out loud with a group of people.  So she wrote this out for me so that I would understand that prayer can have a direction.  Kind of  a step by step guide to praying.

I thought this was really important when I saw it, and wanted to share it with all of you today.

Luke 11:1-5

Our Father which art in heaven        (acknowledge God)
hallowed by your name
  1. How great his is
  2. Thank him
  3. How Holy He is
Your Kingdom come                        (pray for others)
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven
  1. Proclaim the will of the Father over the situation                                                                           ( example: healing is in his will ; to prosper in all that we do is his will)
Give us this day our daily bread        (pray for sins so your prayers not delayed )
and forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who trespass
against us.
  1. forgiveness
  2. sins known and unknown
And lead us not into temptation         (pray to not be deceived by the enemy)
but deliver us from evil
  1.  doubt
  2. fear
  3. unbelief that prayer is answered
For Thine is the Kingdom                     (Proclaim God's Power)
and the Power
and the Glory
Forever and ever

Then she writes to acknowledge how great God is again.

                                                           Written by Tracie Wiggins

I am so grateful that Tracie came to work with us.  I did not know she was a Christian when we started sharing an office.  One day I was preparing to lead a Bible Study at church and she asked to hear about it, and if she could go with me.  I was happy that she was interested, but did not know how much she had to teach me, not the other way around.

After sharing an office with Tracie for a while I found out that she had gone to Bible School back east, where she is from.  I feel that sometimes God puts people in our path, for reasons that we may not know, and he brought Tracie to us, to teach all of us.  She is one of the kindest, most compassionate, and caring people I have ever met and it is a privilege to work with her, and to call her my friend.

She is also a talented writer, and hopefully I will be able to get her to do some writing on this blog.  I would be so happy for you to meet my friend Tracie.

Please let me know what you think about Tracie's step by step prayer instructions.  I feel they have helped me tremendously.

God Bless All of You today and every day.

1 comment:

  1. You have been a great inspiration to me. You're full of joy and encouragement. It has been such a blessing to know you. Debi, truly is a virtous woman that Proverbs speaks of. Great Blog! Keep up the good work!


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