Many of us are familiar with the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6: 9-13 King James
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
(during the 2010 National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C.)
A Prayer’s Environment
When we read the verses prior to the verses known as The Lord’s Prayer, we find that we should be mindful of the atmosphere in which
6 But you, when you pray, enter your inner room and with your door closed pray to your Father who is there in the secret place, and your
Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 When you pray do not repeat and repeat as the pagans do; for they imagine that for their
much talking they will secure a hearing. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows your need before you ask Him.
In this environment, we are able to give the Lord our full attention. In turn, He gives us His full attention. What we ask for in private will be well-heard. We can be fully engaged, not worrying about who can hear or see us. We can speak freely from our heart to the Lord.
He hears our heartfelt desires and will answer us in ways we could never imagine.
So, when you pray, pray privately in the manner suggested by The Lord’s Prayer.
Many blessings to you today and forever.
Rev. M. C. Bertrand