Hey girls! You've been there right?? "Dear Jesus, Thank you for my blessings, thank you for creating me..... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"! Well NO MORE! I have just finished a great study on the Lord's prayer!
It teaches you that you need to focus on the concept of each phrase that Jesus prayed in His prayer not the words specifically:
Our Father, who is in heaven
(Acknowledge God's relationship with us)
Hallowed be Your name
(His name is holy and worthy to be praised)
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven
(Pray that the kingdom of God will reign and come to those who need Him and seek His will for your life)
Give us today our daily bread
(Ask Him to provide for your needs for TODAY)
Forgive us our debts as we also forgive our debtors
(Not only do we need to be forgiven for our sins but we need to forgive others that have wronged or hurt us)
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the Evil One
(We need strength to overcome temptation and we certainly need God to defeat Satan!)
For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever Amen
(God's kingdom and power needs to be evident in our lives and we need to praise HIM for it all!)
So next time you start praying girls- Take each section of Jesus' prayer and REALLY pray. Talk with God. Have a convo. Speak as though He's your BFF! No fancy words. No made up emotions. Speak your heart! Besides He knows when you aren't being sincere so be real!
This is how I picture myself when I communicate with Jesus!! :)
Living it out!