Unburdening Our Hearts with the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. . . .
[Let us confess the ways that we have been infatuated with making our name great rather than our Father’s]

Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. . . .
[Let us confess the ways that we have pursued our kingdom and our wills more than God’s]

Give us this day our daily bread. . . .
[Let us confess all of our ways of self-sufficiency and acknowledge our dependence]

Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. . . .
[Let us confess the ways that we have not pursued forgiveness and interpersonal reconciliation]

And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. . . .
[Let us confess our own personal struggles with temptation and evil]

For the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours forever. Amen.
[Let us confess the ways that we look to others things other than our King for satisfaction, beauty and worth]

—based on Matthew 6:9-13

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