"Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen." - Jesus
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! - Matthew 7:7-11
You are Forgetful of the Promise Land and Your Identity when you are Hungry
2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 3 The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by the LORD's hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death." 4 Then the LORD said to Moses, "I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. - Exodus 16
“And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.” - Jesus
- Gentile prayers are based on fear, “I hope you will… so here are my gifts and sacrifices and lots of words.”
- Godly prayers are based on faith, “I have hope because of what you’ve done, what you’ve promised, and the sacrifices you’ve made for all these things to happen, mainly the sending of your Son.”
“intercessions… are merely the explicit articulation of what is already implicit in the act of remembrance itself… recalling of God’s goodness in the past that constitutes the ground on which God may be asked to act now, and one may only properly petition God to do things that are in accord with the divine nature revealed in the act of remembrance.”
- Paul Bradshaw | Two Ways of Praying
“Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.”
- (See, 1 Kings 8)
Prayer as an Act of Holy Remembrance and Then Righteous Petition
Religious Interpretation of Experience, Holy “Remembrance” | Credal
Filled with His Daily Bread (Jesus) you are enabled to interpret the past events rightly.
Acknowledgment | Confession
In light of good memory we confess “Our Good Father! You are our good Father!”
Proclamation | Preaching and Retelling of God’s Acts
You are the righteous and kind God and King, everyone should submit to your rule!
Consecration | Hallowing events, things, people via remembrance
Therefore, I will “Hallow” your name! We will consecrate and make space to celebrate you in time (sabbath), with our resources (money, tithe), relationships (reconciliation), work (labor for the glory of God).
Intercession. “Give us our daily bread”
It is in light of this, we have confidence enough to now Ask in Your Name, for Your Kingdom, things I think I may need for the journey ahead.