Saturday, January 22, 2011

Daniel Fast Day Six

Pray then like this: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 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 evil." (Matthew 6:9-13)

In some ways, the rote-ness of this prayer may steal its potency.

But pray this multiple times today focusing on what all this prayer conveys.

Our Father (It's corporate not private...He's Father/we're children)

In Heaven (He is divine (we aren't)

Hallowed (Worthy of Worship)

Be Your Name (His...Not's ours)

Your kingdom come (He's King...we're not)

Your will be done (He's Sovereign...we're not)

On earth as it is in Heaven (He's a God who gets involved)

Give us this day our daily bread (He is provider/we are provided for)

And forgive us our trespasses (Redemption is on Him/not us)

As we forgive others (We are called to go and do likewise)

And lead us not into temptation (He protects, we're protected)

but deliver us from evil (He delivers, we're delivered)

Amen. (So be it)

4 comments:

Maryann said...

Ben I just want to thank you for your encouragement. It is nice to see that I am not alone even though God is truly with all of us.

Judy Burridge said...

I haven't had time to be online (besides work)until today, and I just located this blog. I thought my diet pepsi addiction would be a huge obstacle, but actually I am doing fine, thanks to God. My family's trip to BW3's on Tuesday was a challenge as I had to smell the tasty flavors of wings while I ate my salad. I find that is feels good to be hungry and allow the feeling to subside without reaching for a bite to eat. Blackberries and almonds are a tasty treat, though! After day two, I told my husband, "Only I can gain 2 lbs while fasting." Fortunately, I have now lost 4 lbs as a result of praying and trusting in God.

marilyn said...

Day 6...It is going well for me. I am not as hungry at home as I have been at work during the week. I have also added back in my cardio work outs, which have been on the back burner for a few months. I find I do have more energy for me now than I did before. Thank you God for giving me the strength to get this far and I praise you for guiding me on the rest of my journey. Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Sat. night was the first time I really felt I had to eat a piece of meat. Walking through the store and seeing all the good looking items. As I was walking and talking to God, He helped that craving go away...