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Deliver us from evil (Luke 11:4 KJV). The original Greek language reads, ‘Deliver us from the evil one,’ not from some abstract entity called evil. So, should we fear satan? No, but we must be alert to his strategies (1Peter 5:8-9 KJV). If we’re unaware and fail to put on the...

‘As we forgive our debtors’ (Matthew 6:12 NKJV). Forgiving others isn’t an option, it’s an obligation. Being forgiven depends on forgiving others. Young Robert Louis Stevenson’s family customarily prayed the Lord’s Prayer before dinner. One evening he left the...

The second part of the Lord’s Prayer addresses our everyday concerns: ‘Give us each day our daily bread’ (v. 3). Your Father is willing to meet your physical and financial needs. The word Jesus used here meant literal ‘food’. God is more concerned about the...

The words ‘Our Father’ remind us of God’s unconditional love. Ever looked into the eyes of a suffering child and wanted to make them well, but found you lacked the power?  who art in heaven” reminds us of God’s unlimited power to do what we can’t. ‘...

When you pray, ‘Our Father,’ you define every other relationship in your life: a) You define your relationship to the material world. Since God is your Father you’re not a stranger but an heir to the blessings of His universe (Psalms 24:1). But beware of the values of the world...

Overhearing Jesus pray moved one of His disciples to say, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’ It’s unlikely Jesus intended to teach them a rote prayer since He’d just said, ‘When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers...

Did you hear about the three women who decided to confess their weaknesses to each other? The first confessed to drinking too much. The second confessed to being jealous of a friend’s good looks. The third said nothing, so the other two pressed her and asked, ‘Okay, what’s your...

Paul prayed for the believers at Ephesus that they might know what God called them to do and understand the ‘riches’ He had invested in them. Think about this: 1) God knows what He’s invested in you. He doesn’t redeem you one day and take you to heaven the next. He calls...

Fire alarms have an internal switch, triggered by a beam of light. As long as the light is received unbroken by the photosensitive receiver, the detector is quiet. But if smoke, moisture, or an insect obstructs the beam for even a split second, the alarm sounds. Paying attention to that alarm...

If Jesus ‘can be touched with the feelings of our infirmities,’ can He be embarrassed by our actions and attitudes? (Hebrews 4:15.) How embarrassing when Mary and Joseph interrupted Him as a twelve-year-old boy, sitting in the temple confounding its best scholars. They took Him away...