Praying the Lord’s Prayer Proactively

I was working on a book about spiritual development, looking for ways to be more proactive in diagnosing where I need the most improvement. And I noticed something in the Lord’s Prayer.

If I break that prayer into phrases, each one points me to an important question to ask myself. Over the past few weeks, I’ve built these questions into a sermon series, two questions per week (though not in order because, me).

Anyway, I thought it might be worthwhile to publish the whole list, so here it is.

Our Father in heaven,
Am I maintaining a God-framed perspective?

hallowed be your name.
How am I doing in my worship?

10 your kingdom come,
How am I doing in my character?

your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

How am I doing in my service?

11 Give us today our daily bread.
How am I doing in my trust?

12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.

How am I doing in my relationships?

13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’
How am I handling temptation?

for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
How am I doing in my submission?

The sermon series is available on our church YouTube Channel from September 8 to 29, 2019 if you’d like a more information on individual questions.

* Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)

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