How To Pray The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer is perhaps the most important prayer in the Bible. It’s the prayer that Jesus gave to his disciples when they asked him how they should pray, and it’s been relied on by Christians ever since. This guide explains what each part of the prayer means and why it’s important to your spiritual life. Pray each part of this prayer daily, and you’ll be praying with all that God intended as you seek him above all else.

How To Pray The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

  • Pray to God as “Our Father.”
  • Pray to God as “in heaven,” where He is honored and His name is praised.
  • Pray that God’s name will be hallowed (made holy) on earth.
  • Ask that His kingdom come and His will be done in your life today, for the sake of Jesus Christ.

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Say: Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

  • Pray that God’s kingdom would come. This means praying for the end of sin and evil. We should pray that God would remove all human rulers who oppose him, and rule this world by himself with his own laws and justice system (Revelation 11:15).
  • Pray that God’s will would be done in you and me. In other words, we should pray for God to use us as instruments to accomplish his purposes through our daily lives (Ephesians 1:11), so that we may experience his divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). This can only happen when we are willing to surrender ourselves completely into the hands of Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:17; Galatians 2:20).
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If you want to get specific about what kind of situation or need you’re praying about when using this prayer format—such as asking God’s Kingdom to come down upon a particular nation or request His Will be done in a specific circumstance—you can follow up your general statement with something like “bring forth justice” or “end injustice.”

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

In this prayer, Jesus is asking for the forgiveness of our sins. He wants us to be cleansed of all wrong-doing and wrongdoing, so that we can be free to worship Him in spirit and truth. To pray this part of the prayer, ask God to forgive you for your own sins, as well as those you have committed against others. Asking God to forgive isn’t an easy thing; it requires humility and honesty with yourself about what you have done wrong in life (past or present). But once you sincerely ask Him for forgiveness, it will come—and hopefully bring comfort along with it!

The next part of the Lord’s Prayer asks us for our provision: food, clothing and shelter—all things needed to live our lives here on earth! When we pray this section of the prayer we should remember that everything comes from God—even those things that seem trivial like food or clothing are things He has provided for us through His grace!

Lastly Jesus asks us not only that we would receive these provisions but also that we would extend them unto others around us who may not be able make ends meet themselves. This part reminds me how blessed I am by God’s generosity and reminds me how important it is during stressful times like these where there are many people struggling financially due primarily because they cannot find jobs or make ends meet at their current employment positions–instead focusing on my own needs versus helping someone else who might need assistance more than myself

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And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

This final petition is a plea that God would not allow us to fall into sin or temptation. It could be addressed to the devil, or to other forces who might try to lead us astray or bring harm upon us. The Lord’s Prayer ends with a request for deliverance from evil, which is a fitting end for this model prayer.

Pray each part of the Lord’s Prayer daily.

Pray each part of the Lord’s Prayer daily.

  • Start with a prayer of thanksgiving to God for all that he has done and is doing in your life.
  • Pray for others who are going through difficult times and need help, guidance, strength or comfort. Have compassion on them as if you were the one who was suffering from whatever affliction they are facing.
  • Pray for yourself: ask God to give you strength to face hardships and trials with faith in his love for us all.


The Lord’s Prayer is one of Jesus’ most famous teachings. It is a prayer that you can use to pray for forgiveness and help from God.

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