Praying with the Lord’s Prayer
Praying with the Lord’s Prayer through Lent
Begin with silence. Say the first line of the Lord’s Prayer several times.
Our Father in heaven…
He is your Abba. He is above all and by His power, holds all things together. Let the power and truth of these words sink into your soul. After a few moments, read the prayer focus of the day, along with the passage of Scripture. Then spend some time praying through the accompanying prayer. As you go throughout your day, prayerfully bring to mind the focus of the day.
Prayer Focus :: Your kingdom come in my mind.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher
than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. –Isaiah 55:8-9
God, help me to see my life and circumstances from Your perspective. May my thoughts be honoring to You. Throughout my day, help me to be aware of what and how I’m thinking. As the Psalmist prayed “search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” May Your kingdom come in my mind.-Amen
Prayer Focus :: Your kingdom come in my heart.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.
Sovereign King, I surrender the kingdoms of my life to you. My desires. My ambitions. My plans. My relationships. My career. My everything. I desire for my heart to be Christ’s throne. May Your kingdom come in my heart. –Amen
Prayer Focus :: Your kingdom come in my home.
The kingdom of God is in your midst. –Luke 17:21
God, my family is a kingdom. I can try and do all that I can for this little kingdom, but today, I remind myself that you are the Ultimate King. May the members of my family live in accordance to Your will and Your ways. May our home be filled with the joy and peace that comes from living fully surrendered to Christ. May Your kingdom come in my home. –Amen
Prayer Focus :: Your kingdom come in my community.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. – 2 Chronicles 7:14
God, You have a plan for the Rio Grand Valley. May Your plans and purposes be revealed and fulfilled. May Your people turn to You, seek Your face and turn from their wicked ways. Come and heal our land. Bring Your peace and justice to the border. May Your kingdom come in our community. -Amen
Prayer Focus :: Your kingdom come in my nation.
1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior. –1 Timothy 2:1-3
King of the Universe, the heavens are Your throne, the earth is Your footstool. As the prophet Isaiah declared, “You hold the oceans in Your palm. You have measured off the heavens with Your fingers.” You hold the hearts of kings in Your hand. May You indeed turn the hearts of our leaders toward righteousness, justice and truth. May Your kingdom come in our nation. -Amen
Prayer Focus :: Your kingdom come… on earth as it is in heaven.
5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. –Exodus 19:5-6
9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
-1 Peter 2:9-10
Great God and Designer of the Universe, who am I that you are mindful of me? You have chosen me, called me and appointed me to live at this particular time in history. You have a plan and a purpose for my life, a mission to be accomplished. May I step aside and allow You to take center stage in all my life. May I be an extension on Your kingdom here on earth. May Your kingdom come, here on earth as it is in heaven. -Amen