The Lord’s Prayer Answers the Key Questions of Life – by Pastor Des Cummings
Where did we come from? We came from our Father in Heaven – We are his children that is why He taught us to pray Our Father in Heaven
What is our father like? Pure love and that is the meaning of His name. One of His closest friends wrote, “We have come to know and believe the love God has for us – God is Love”. That is why we pray – Holy is your name
What is our meaning and purpose in life? We are commissioned to be ambassadors of His Kingdom and so we pray – Your kingdom come.
How will His Kingdom come? It will come as we follow His plan to bring heaven to earth and therefore we pray – Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
How will we know his will? By feeding our hearts and minds on His word He will – Give us this day our daily bread.
Sin has separated us from Him – how will He heal us? He will heal us through the blood of His forgiveness and that is why He told us to pray – Forgive us our sins.
Sin has separated us from each other how will He make us family? He will give us the heart to forgive others who have sinned against us and together we will model a new community called the Church – As we forgive those who sin against us.
How will He keep us safe from Satan’s tempting power? He told us to pray – Lead us not into temptation.
How will He keep us safe from this wicked world? He has overcome the world and He will bring us victory as we pray – Deliver us from evil.
How will this world end? He will come back to this earth with all of His angels to reestablish the Kingdom. It will come in the Power and Glory of His Presence, Every tear will be wiped away and there will be no more death. Joy will fill the earth and we will live in the glow of His Glory. That is why we pray – For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory!
How long will it last? Forever and ever. Amen!