My talk with the Lord/ Jan 19, 1998

The Lord's Prayer

This is provided to help you in your daily talk with our Lord. When one prays, it must come from the heart, not just spoken words. The Lord's Prayer is the reason God did not forget me, and turn his face from me throughout my sinful life. It has told me from the beginning what I must do if I am to stand in His loving grace, and to be allowed one day to see His mighty and wonderful face. As He has said in his word -

The Lord's Prayer - Matt 6:5-15
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are:
for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets,
that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet,
and when thou hast shut thy door,
pray to thy Father which is in secret;
and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do:
for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them:
for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, for ever...

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
(King James Version of God’s Holy Bible)

Listen to what God’s word is saying, it is the only truth that can put power into your prayers, and then just listen... If you don’t understand, read the words again slowly, and think about the meaning of every word, there are no extra or unneeded words in the above message to you.

joe sizemore
January 19, 1998

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