The Lord’s Prayer

The Abundant Heart

Praying Hands (landscape)Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy 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 lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory
Forever.
Amen.


This memorable song comes directly from Matthew 6:9-13. Since my theme for the past couple days has been forgiveness, I want to focus on that part of the prayer today: “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” The two verses that immediately follow the Lord’s model prayer in Matthew also stress this theme:

Matthew 6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive…

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