Day 3: Pray His Agenda First
THE LORD’S PRAYER
The Lord’s Prayer is often recited in churches or at religious events, but there’s so much more to this prayer. Jesus provided this model as an outline to teach us how to pray in a way that connects us to God and empowers us to accomplish great things through Him. This model takes us through each part of The Lord’s Prayer, showing us how to pray the way Jesus instructed.
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray…”
“Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your Name.
Your Kingdom come.
Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver
us from the evil one. For Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”
Matthew 6:9 - 13
Day 3: “Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven”
Part of being a child of God is caring about what He cares about. We know His will is perfect, and we acknowledge His wisdom and sovereignty when we pray His agenda first.
He will always give you all you need from day to day if you will make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.
Spend time focusing on what God is focused on. His priorities include:
•Saving the lost
•Wisdom and guidance for those in authority – parental, spiritual, governmental, work-related
•Accomplishing His purpose in our lives
“God, I recognize there is no better plan on earth than Yours, and I pray for Your will to be done in my life (name the areas of your life where you need more of God’s presence today) and in our world. This world is lost and needs You desperately, and I pray for every person to know You as their personal Lord and Savior.
I pray for the leaders in my life (pray specifically over parents, spiritual leaders, government leaders, employ- ers, and any other leaders in your life), that you would give them supernatural wisdom and discernment as they lead. Give them a revelation of Your will and Your purpose for them. And I give my life to You again today; have Your way in my life! Anything You want to do in me or through me, I will do. I ask today for wisdom and clarity as you show me my next steps.”