A Pattern for Prayer

I would like to share with you this Prayer Pattern from In Touch Ministries Daily Devotion.


Adoration of the Father (Matt. 6:9). “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
God the Father is the focus of all our prayers. We should never forget what a privilege it is to bend our knees on earth and reach almighty God in heaven.

Submission to His Will (Matt. 6:10). your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Prayer should reflect a desire to align ourselves with God’s goals and purposes, not to get Him to follow our plans.

Petition God for our needs (Matt. 6:11). Give us today our daily bread.
We are dependent upon the Lord, and He wants us to come to Him with our requests.

Confession of sins (Matt. 6:12). And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
When we repent and forgive others, we maintain fellowship with God. But if we hold grudges, that fellowship is broken.
God loves to answer our prayers when the lines of communication are not disrupted.

Deliverance from evil (Matt. 6:13). And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’
Our enemy is too strong for us, but Christ has already won the victory over him.


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