Now it came to pass, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, that one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:1)
Lord Jesus, teach us to pray!
So he said to them, “When you pray, say: our Father in heaven, (Luke 11:2a)
Holy Spirit, please help us know that we have a Father in heaven who loves us and cares for us.
Hallowed be your name. (Luke 11:2b)
So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged.” (Isaiah 6:5-7)
Jesus, we are people of unclean lips, help us by the fire of your Holy Spirit to speak as you want us to.
Your kingdom come. your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Luke 11:2c)
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8 )
Father, we pray that you will establish your kingdom among us — that we will become kingdom people who will go forth into the harvest fields at your bidding.
Give us day by day our daily bread. (Luke 11:3)
Thank you, Father, for your daily provision for us.
And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. (Luke 11:4a)
Father, we ask for forgiveness of our sins in Jesus’ name. Help us by your Holy Spirit to minister your forgiveness to others.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” (Luke 11:4b)
Holy Spirit, please help us daily overcome temptation and all the tricks and traps of the evil one. Thank you.
A word received: Come to me. Pray with me for the lost and the least.
A word received 6/4/2009: Pray for this nation. Pray for wise and godly men and women who will lead my people in my ways. Pray for the courts, that they will do true justice. Pray for the Congress and the legislatures, that they will have a spirit of wisdom and discernment. Pray for the President and the Governors, that their hearts will be turned into my ways.
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Ecclus. 15:9-20: Rev. 10:1-11: Luke 11:1-13;
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; Ecclus. 18:19-33: 1 Cor. 10:15-24: Matt. 18:15-20
HC: Mark 10:46-52; Hebrews 5:12-6:1,9-12; Isaiah 59:(1-4)9-19 Psalm 13