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The our Father

alot of us has said the Our father prayer, does any one know what it really means? and has anyone ever noticed the scripture before it about not praying over and over, but alot people say that same prayer over and over. A little confused.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:59 AM on Jun. 17, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • It's meaning don't ask over and over for something. God heard you, you don't have to beg or ask repeatedly. He will do what is right.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:04 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • so should we say the our father over and over or should we pray like a conversation type prayer.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:08 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • It was a model or pattern of "how" we should pray.. given as a proper example of prayer, simple, brief, condensed, yet all-embracing.

    It wasn't a command of what we should pray but of how we should pray.

    Answer by bonn777 at 1:16 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • He was s showing us how to pray correctly and not to pray as the pharisees do. Read the entire first part of the chapter to see whom He was referring to and why He gave this prayer as a model.
    That will help you understand it better. It is called reading scripture in context that it was written.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:40 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • i agree with Shaneagle

    Answer by hinson7169 at 6:02 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • The Lord's prayer is a model prayer. We don't say it in our services although I think it would be good to say together occasionally. There is much spiritual food in that prayer. It recognizes that God, our Father is in heaven; that His name is holy; and that His will is done in heaven and on earth. We ask HIm to provide daily bread, and that refers to actual and spiritual food. We ask Him to help us to be forgiving as He is. "Lead us not into temptation" does NOT mean that God ever tempts us. We are asking that He help us to avoid the temptation of sin. We are asking Him to deliver us from evil, and I think that includes the evil one, Satan, and his minions. Then we recognize His kingdom, power and glory and that it is eternal. I think it's important that we not say this prayer by rote, but to really know and understand what we're saying to our Lord.


    Answer by ProudTexan71 at 8:34 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • I have a question to add OP if you don't mind.(please tell me if you do) Has anyone noticed that is says ON EARTH as it is in heaven?

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 11:55 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • OP here. yeah, i noticed that too, i could be wrong, but i think it sounds like that earth will one day be as peaceful as heaven, hmmm. would be nice.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • that's because the Prayer is saying we on earth want God's Government (because that's what a kingdom is really) to rule over our earth just as it does over all those in Heaven, that's also why Daniel 2:44 says that in the last days God will set up that Government to end all earthly Governments and only his under his son as the King of his Kingdom....

    Answer by lisarose45 at 4:07 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • Let Thine will be done on earth as it is in heaven. God's will can operate on earth just like it is in heaven. We don't have to wait. When we pray we should ask His will be done daily in our lives. The Lord's Prayer has so much substance to it. You can say it over and over and over and still get a new revelation. Our Father is powerful by itself.

    Answer by RidingPink at 11:10 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

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