The Lord’s Prayer – an expanded version:

Our Father, in Heaven

We pause.

We sit and wait. We stop and enjoy the reality of being welcomed into your new world, through the death, resurrection, and ascension of your son, Jesus.

We are seated In Christ, far above all other rulers and authorities.

We are no longer enslaved to Sin. We’ve been freed from the ideologies and obsessions that bound us to this Present evil age.

The battle is over. We are your sons & daughters, heirs awaiting your coming kingdom and all its richness.

 

Hallowed be Your Name

Make your name great through us.

Let the earth see the beauty and righteousness of your New Kingdom as we live amidst the world.

Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done

We have plans that often aren’t yours. I have dreams that are often not Yours.

Cleanse my heart from an agenda that is outside of your Will.

We exist to serve You and Your plans alone.

 

On Earth as it is In Heaven

Yet, our bodies are on earth and you are in Heaven.

The Earth is consumed with rebellion and chaos because we all believe we know what’s best.

Bring your Kingdom here. Fill the world with your Glory through your people.

Give us today our daily bread

As you provided for your people in the wilderness, provide for us the things we need most.

But most of all, nourish us today with the bread of life, the body and blood that was given for all unto resurrection life.

Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors

Just as you’ve forgiven freely, we forgive those who’ve sinned against us. We release our animosity and desire for retaliation.

Instead of causing us pain you adopted us into your family. Help us to welcome others in the same way.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

As we look forward into our day, be our leader, be our King, give us your wisdom as we rule and reign on your behalf.

Let us not bring destruction into this world but hope and reconciliation for your glory alone.

AMEN.

The Lord’s Prayer – an expanded version:

Our Father, in Heaven

We pause.

We sit and wait. We stop and enjoy the reality of being welcomed into your new world, through the death, resurrection, and ascension of your son, Jesus.

We are seated In Christ, far above all other rulers and authorities.

We are no longer enslaved to Sin. We’ve been freed from the ideologies and obsessions that bound us to this Present evil age.

The battle is over. We are your sons & daughters, heirs awaiting your coming kingdom and all its richness.

 

Hallowed be Your Name

Make your name great through us.

Let the earth see the beauty and righteousness of your New Kingdom as we live amidst the world.

Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done

We have plans that often aren’t yours. I have dreams that are often not Yours.

Cleanse my heart from an agenda that is outside of your Will.

We exist to serve You and Your plans alone.

On Earth as it is In Heaven

Yet, our bodies are on earth and you are in Heaven.

The Earth is consumed with rebellion and chaos because we all believe we know what’s best.

Bring your Kingdom here. Fill the world with your Glory through your people.

Give us today our daily bread

As you provided for your people in the wilderness, provide for us the things we need most.

But most of all, nourish us today with the bread of life, the body and blood that was given for all unto resurrection life.

Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors

Just as you’ve forgiven freely, we forgive those who’ve sinned against us. We release our animosity and desire for retaliation.

Instead of causing us pain you adopted us into your family. Help us to welcome others in the same way.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

As we look forward into our day, be our leader, be our King, give us your wisdom as we rule and reign on your behalf.

Let us not bring destruction into this world but hope and reconciliation for your glory alone.

AMEN.

Day 9 Challenge:

Take 15 minutes to pray through the Lord’s Prayer. Take a moment to reflect on where you might feel disappointed by the prayer. Is there anything that seems to be missing?  

Day 8 Challenge:

Write out your own prayer based upon each line of the Lord’s Prayer. Keep it with you and pray it throughout your day.

Day 7 Challenge:

Today, spend 10 minutes praying through the full Lord’s Prayer. Surrender to God’s leadership of your life by naming an internal temptation and external danger. Bring these before God as you go forward into your day.

Day 6 Challenge:

Today, spend 10 minutes praying through the Lord’s Prayer. Think of 3 people you are holding resentment towards. Release them and receive God’s forgiveness. 

Day 5 Challenge:

Today, spend 10 minutes praying through the Lord’s Prayer. Ask yourself, am I trusting God to supply my needs (daily bread) or demanding God to give me what I want

Day 4 Challenge:

Spend 10 minutes praying. Are you bringing your own will to prayer? Invite God’s will to be accomplished in place of our own.

Day 3 Challenge:

In addition to previous steps, List and pray for the areas and relationships in your life where you want God’s name represented well, through your life. 

Ezekiel 36

16 Again the word of the Lord came to me: 17 “Son of man, when the people of Israel were living in their own land, they defiled it by their conduct and their actions. Their conduct was like a woman’s monthly uncleanness in my sight. 18 So I poured out my wrath on them because they had shed blood in the land and because they had defiled it with their idols. 19 I dispersed them among the nations, and they were scattered through the countries; I judged them according to their conduct and their actions. 20 And wherever they went among the nations they profaned my holy name, for it was said of them, ‘These are the Lord’s people, and yet they had to leave his land.’ 21 I had concern for my holy name, which the people of Israel profaned among the nations where they had gone.

22 “Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone. 23 I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.

24 “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you. 30 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. 32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, people of Israel!

Day 2 Challenge:

Spend 5 minutes: Resting in the reality of God as Father and Mourning in the reality that the world is not as it should be.

Day 1 Challenge:

Spend 5 minutes being present with God ‘Our Father.’

10-Days of Prayer Intro

Spend 10 minutes praying. Are you bringing your own will to prayer? Invite God’s will to be accomplished in place of our own.

10-days partnering with God through prayer