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Let’s face it, we have been going through life and it all seems to be going pretty well. Then something happens; whether a friend tells you something, a burden rises back up in your life, or you have to tell a close friend something important. These kinds of events change who we are, how we…

March 28

For Thine Is The Kingdom, And The Power, And The Glory, Amen “The LORD reigneth…” —Psalm 97:1 Read Psalm 97 The Lord’s Prayer ends with a song of praise to God. He is King over all; He has all power and is completely glorious in Himself. We may praise the Lord by singing the Psalms,…

March 27

And Lead Us Not Into Temptation, But Deliver Us From Evil “Put on the whole armour of God…” —Ephesians 6:11 Read Ephesians 6:10-20 God had created man perfect, but through Adam’s fall, man’s perfect life came to a sudden end. Consequently, now we are inclined to all manner of evil and make wrong choices again…

March 26

Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors “I say not unto thee, Until seven times…” —Matthew 18:22 Read Matthew 18:21-35 In God’s kingdom, other rules exist than those we may be used to in an earthly kingdom. The Lord Jesus told the parable in our Bible passage in connection with a question Peter…

March 25

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you…” —Exodus 16:4 Read Exodus 16:1-21 Two things are important when considering the petition before us. First, there is the prayer for bread. This petition shows us that we must not regard our daily needs as a matter of course.…

March 24

Thy Will Be Done “But as thou wilt…” —Matthew 26:39 Read Matthew 26:36-46 The Lord Jesus asked His Father if the cup He was called on to drink could not be removed from Him. But immediately after this request He said, “Thy will be done.” This submission is not foreign to us. We often ask…

March 23

Thy Kingdom Come “For many be called…” —Matthew 20:16 Read Matthew 20:1-16 When we pray this petition of the Lord’s Prayer, we often think of the life hereafter, when the Kingdom of God shall descend from heaven to earth on the day of judgment. However, our passage also speaks about the Kingdom of Heaven. This…

March 22

Hallowed Be Thy name “Not for your sakes do I this…” —Ezekiel 36:32 Read Ezekiel 36:16-32 Several important aspects of prayer include seeking to honour God, sanctifying His name, and seeking to praise Him. We often forget this last part. Very often we approach God with our wish list, but the Lord does not teach…

March 21

Our Father Which Art in Heaven “Thine they were…” —John 17:6 Read John 17:1-6 The perfect prayer begins with the words “Our Father which art in heaven.” When we meditate on this line, it seems that we are faced with a great contrast. The words “our Father” are close and familiar, while the words “which…