Lead Us; Deliver Us

Text: Matthew 6.13

In the Lord’s prayer we’re asking God’s heart, God’s mind, God’s ways to become a reality on this earth, in our lives, in our communities, in our relationships. We are exposing our need and trusting God to meet our needs with love and care and generosity. We are asking to experience the power and freedom of forgiveness as we forgive and receive forgiveness. And then in this last statement we are acknowledging that no matter how much we want those things to be a reality, we are tempted to and do work against them. It is an acknowledgement of our limitations and a plea for God to bring us back into alignment with God’s heart, God’s mind, and God’s ways when we are unable or part of us does not want to live into these realities and this prayer.

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