““This, then, is how you should 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 today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’” (Matthew 6:9–13, NIV)
When Jesus taught the disciples to pray He showed them four distinct areas to pray for:
- Glorify God
- Material Needs
- Forgiveness of Sins
- Protection From Satan and His Schemes
- Do we give enough glory to God when we pray? Do we focus on Him and His Majesty?
- Do we focus on our needs? Or do we wish for everything under the sun?
- Do we really confess our sins to Him? Or do we only pray for what we want to pray about?
- Do we pray for His protection against evil?
The very person we pray to taught us how to pray, should we not follow His example if we want an answer?