Welcome to day 1 of 10 days of prayer for Thy Kingdom Come. Each day uses part of the Lord’s Prayer (except days 1 & 10).
Click on the links for something to make you smile and to gather your thoughts for prayer. There a Bible Reading linked to the line for each day followed by space for Reflection in Quiet or click on the link for a Reflection with Music (use either or both). Spend time in prayer quietly or speaking. Finish by saying the Lord’s Prayer pausing at the line you have thought about today. Set yourself an Afterwards which can be an action, a promise to yourself or whatever God has laid on your heart. Clips are Youtube and you may wish to skip any adverts.
You will need 15-20 minutes (longer depends on personal prayer time). Please feel free to forward or share with others if you wish.
1 The Whole Prayer
Something to make you smile:
Spike Milligan – The Lord’s Prayer (1 minute)
Wait for it, wait for it …..
Gathering your thoughts for prayer/worship:
Listen To Our Hearts – Casting Crowns (5 minutes)
Bible Reading: Matthew 6:5-14
5 ‘And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 ‘This, then, is how you should pray:
‘“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.”
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Reflection with quiet:
Light a candle and use it to focus you thinking.
What strikes you about this passage? What might it say about God, and/or about your relationship with God?
Reflection with music:
Abwoon D’bashmaya (Lord’s Prayer in Jesus’ language) (4½ minutes)
List of who/where/what to pray for today:
Spend time in prayer (speaking or in silence) thanking God first before bringing petition (remembering your five people).
The Lord’s Prayer:
Pray the Lord’s Prayer pausing after each line.
Set yourself an action, a promise to yourself or whatever God has laid on your heart.
RevMerv, Andrew Payne and the leadership team.