Awhile back Ferdando Gros wrote a short post naming some of his favorite passages of Scripture, it’s based on a meme Andy Goodliff started back in July. Those tagged are asked to: “Post that verse or story of scripture which is important to you, which you find yourself re-visiting time after time.”
It took me awhile to figure out which one I wanted to post, yes I have a number of passages of Scripture that really stand out to me but I wanted to choose the one passage that continues to shape my faith. That one passage I’ve chosen is the Lord’s Prayer (I’ve quoted Matthew’s version for this post). This passage of the disciple’s prayer given by Jesus is something I’ve written extensively on in the past and it continues to be a pray for me in all occasions. It’s simplicity and depth help me to focus my petitions and have helped to guide my life.
Matt. 6:7-8 When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Matt. 6:9-13 Pray then in this way:
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 also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us to the time of trial,
but rescue us from the evil one.