In this first part we share five prayers with you that appear in the Gospels, four of which were spoken by Jesus himself. Talking to the Lord should be a daily matter, either to ask him for guidance, thank him, praise him or intercede for someone else. What do you think about prayer?
(Matthew 6:9-13, GNT) This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven: May your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come; may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need. Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us. Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One.’ For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
(John 12:27-28, GNT) Now my heart is troubled—and what shall I say? Shall I say, ‘Father, do not let this hour come upon me’? But that is why I came—so that I might go through this hour of suffering. Father, bring glory to your name! Then a voice spoke from heaven, “I have brought glory to it, and I will do so again.”
(Luke 18:13 GNT) But the tax collector stood at a distance and would not even raise his face to heaven, but beat on his breast and said, ‘God, have pity on me, a sinner!’
(Matthew 11:25, GNT) At that time Jesus said, “Father, Lord of heaven and earth! I thank you because you have shown to the unlearned what you have hidden from the wise and learned.”.
(John 17, whole chapter, GNT) “I pray not only for them, but also for those who believe in me because of their message. I pray that they may all be one. Father! May they be in us, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they be one, so that the world will believe that you sent me. I gave them the same glory you gave me, so that they may be one, just as you and I are one: I in them and you in me, so that they may be completely one, in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me.”
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