Yahshua presented some basic concepts to His disciples in the following prayer. We are not to use vain repetitions in our prayers, but consider what the following sections mean to you personally.
“Our Father Which art in Heaven.” Yahshua is acknowledging that Yahweh is a Father to His creation who are obedient to Him. Yahweh is always present and able to help those who cry out to Him.
“Hallowed Be Thy Name.” This says that Yahweh’s Name is set apart and holy. Yahweh is His personal memorial Name and He wants us to use it. We cannot keep His Name Holy if we are not using it!
“Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” One day Yahshua will return to earth and establish his perfect government. He will rule with a rod of iron and enforce His righteous laws. This includes the institution of the Sabbath and Holy Days.
“Give us this day our daily bread.” This is a simple request that our daily needs will be met. It does not necessarily say our wants will be met. Needs and wants are often two very different things.
“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Forgiveness is crucial in our lives. If we don’t forgive others, Yahweh won’t forgive us. Are you harboring grudges?
“For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.” Yahweh is omnipotent and is ever-living. He is our ultimate Helper. Let us make daily, heartfelt prayer a habit to last a lifetime.