Pastor David reads Matthew 6:7-15, which contains the Lord’s Prayer, and offers a prayer by Miles Coverdale that expands on the prayer Jesus taught us:
O Lord God, our Father in heaven, we your unworthy children on earth pray that you will look on us in your mercy, and give us your grace; that your holy name may be sanctified among us and in all the world, through the pure and sincere teaching of the Word, and through earnest charity in our daily living and our conversation. Root out from us all false teaching and evil living, so that your name is not slandered.
Let your kingdom come, and be great. May all sinful, blind people who are in the devil’s grip be brought to the knowledge of the true faith in Jesus Christ your Son.
Strengthen us, Lord, with your Spirit, to do and to suffer your will both in life and death, so that our will may always be broken, offered and put to death.
And give us our daily bread. Preserve us from covetous desire so that we may be assured of having the abundance of all good things.
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who offend us, that our heart may have a sure and glad conscience, and that we may never fear, or be afraid of any sin.
Lead us not into temptation, but help us through your Spirit to subdue the flesh, to despise the world with its vanities, and to overcome the devil with all his cunning attacks.
And finally, deliver us from all evil, physical and spiritual, temporal and eternal.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, May 12, 2020