THE LORD'S PRAYER: HOW TO PRAY
Many people think that the Lord's Prayer is simply a script to be repeated verbatim because 'Jesus said so'. It is also an outline a framework for praying and shows us the different types of prayer:
Matthew 6:9-13  "This, then, is how you should pray:
WHO ARE YOU PRAYING
Our Father, who art in heaven,
PRAYER OF WORSHIP, PRAISE, AND
hallowed be thy name,
"Hallowed" means "respected", "revered", "honored", "held in high esteem."
In biblical usage, the word 'confession' means to set oneself in agreement with the will and word of God.
 thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
All of the following are illustrated by Matthew
PRAYER OF SUPPLICATION, PETITION -- ASKING
Give us ...
INTERCESSORY PRAYER -- PRAYING FOR OTHERS
Give us (not 'me')
PRAY THE SOLUTION, NOT THE PROBLEM
Give us . . . bread (not 'I'm hungry')
PRAY FOR SOMETHING SPECIFIC
Give us . . . bread
PRAY FOR TODAY, NOT 5 YEARS FROM NOW OR THE ENTIRE NEXT 5 YEARS
 Give us this day our daily bread, and
PRAYER OF REPENTANCE
 Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
(And other requests, e.g., protection.)
 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
PRAYER OF PRAISE AND
For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
The Lord's Prayer does not include a prayer of thanksgiving, although other prayers in the Bible often do.
Although the Lord's Prayer is addressed specifically to the Father, Jehovah, we should also pray specifically to Jesus and to the Holy Spirit, as well as to all three divine Persons as a group.
When making supplications (requests) we should include:
I ask these things in Jesus' name.
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