49th week: The Lords Prayer The “Five-fold Prayer” series, Part V
“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” Mathew 6:10 (KJV)
I believe every prayer that comes out of our heart, inspired by the Holy Spirit, is a powerful weapon in God’s hands, for accomplishing His will on this earth, and for driving out the forces of darkness. So, let me share briefly about 5 specific prayer directions the Lord has led me to pray, on a continual basis, because I believe they are indeed foundational for our daily walk with the Lord. I have named this series of five Devotionals: The “Five-fold Prayer” series.
The first prayer area we discussed in the first Devotional of this series was connected with God’s Reality in us. The second one was connected with us to be real in God and His purposes. The third one was connected with us knowing the Holy Spirit so intimately, that we be not ever fall into the same situation Samson fell. The fourth area of prayer was praying for our whole families to be involved in God’s ministry, doing His will on the Earth. The final prayer in this series would be what all of us know as ‘The Lord’s Prayer’.
The Bible says the Lord taught His disciples HOW to pray by giving them a sample prayer, thus showing them the priorities in God’s own heart. It included praise and worship, and then an intercession about the Kingdom and will of the Lord to be established on the Earth. It also included a prayer for protection and finally, a prayer about our own needs, finishing again with praise and worship.
Well, I close this series by encouraging You to seek the Lord with all your heart and to serve Him likewise. Let His priorities be your priorities; His desires – your desires, and His destiny – your destiny. Amen!
THE LORDS PRAYER
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