Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Matthew 6:9

How is your Summer of Praise going? I hope you’re being purposeful in praising God no matter what situations you find yourself facing this summer.

About a week ago I slept later than my husband. When I woke up, I asked what he’d been doing. He said he’d been having a wonderful morning with the Lord praying the Lord’s Prayer. I was jealous! Jealous in a good way, of course.

So a few days later I began to think about how the Lord’s Prayer might be re-framed as a vehicle of praise. What I found was that each phrase provided a great launching pad for vibrant praise.

May I invite you to join me? Don’t just read the rest of this blog. Praise God along with me. I’ve included some of reasons to praise Him after each praise, but I encourage you to expand upon my ideas and praise Him with your own voice.

Our Father
You is my Father! Hallelujah! I have been adopted into Your family. I have been made a co-heir with Christ. You invite me to call You Abba, Daddy. You are a perfect, loving Father.

Who art in heaven
Heaven is Your throne and the earth is Your footstool. You rule and reign in heaven above and I will one day spend eternity with You.

Hallowed be your name
Lord, you are holy. I exalt Your name above all other names. There is none like You.

Your Kingdom come
The Lord has a Kingdom which will never end. It is a Kingdom of righteousness and peace.

Your will be done
Your will is perfect. Your will is always for my good.

On earth as it is in heaven.
You move on the hearts of men to accomplish Your will here on earth as it is in heaven. For those of us who love you, you give us the Kingdom here on earth.

Give us today our daily bread.
You are a God who provides for His children! You always have and you always will provide for me. You are always faithful.

Forgive us our sins,
Lord, You are a forgiving God! Jesus, you died so that I might be forgiven. Thank You, thank You, thank You, Lord.

as we forgiven those who have sinned against us.
Praise You, Lord, that You are a God of love and mercy and compassion who enables me to forgive others. In Your Kingdom mercy triumphs over judgement.

And lead us not into temptation,
It is not You, Lord, who tempts us. Rather, You show us the way to escape temptation and enable us to resist it through Your Holy Spirit living in us.

but deliver us from the evil one.
You are my great Deliverer, Lord. Hallellujah!

For Thine is the kingdom, the Power and the glory forever. Amen.

2 Responses to “Reframing the Lord’s Prayer for Praise”
  1. dolly miller says:

    I love this message of (PRAISE )to the Lord in a different way. I am praying for being a better person and my Health and for my wonderful hubby and family. Thanks Sandy Blessings to you and Phil.

  2. Sandy says:

    So glad you were blessed! And thank YOU for the blessings. I read them to Phil and his response was “isn’t she sweet!” Back atcha with those blessings!

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