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Explain The Lord's Prayer

The "Lord's Prayer" contains no reference to health or wealth for the pray-er. Does that mean that those who pray for health and wealth are asking for more than they should? Or was the Lord's prayer given solely to the disciples for use in their life and ministry?

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The disciple asked Jesus to teach them how to pray right. And the prayer does refer to health and wealth. lit.Gk: "In this manner therefore pray you all: Our Father who in the heavens, sacred be your name. Let come your kingdom, let be done your will as in heaven, also upon the earth. Our bread of tomorrow give us today. And relieve us our debts, as even we relieve our debtors. And let us not enter into temptation, but save us from evil. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13.
---Eloy on 3/31/08

Jesus continues explaining, lit.Gk: "For if you all will let go people their falling aside, your Father the heavenly will let yours also. But if you all let go not people their falling aside, neither will your Father let your falling aside." Matthew 6:14,15.
---Eloy on 3/31/08

Matthew 6:5-8 - here Christ WARNS Christians to NOT PRAY in vain repetitions

Luke 11:1-4 - The Lords prayer is a MODEL ...meant to guide a Christian in a prayer to God was NEVER meant to be memorized and recited as tradtion of men have taught

within the model asking God for help in forgiving others in your prayers you would mention who or what ...asking God to keep you from temptation - what is it that is tempting you ask God to remove it etc...
---Rhonda on 3/31/08

I've always believed "give us this day our daily Bread".
Daily Bread Means: "Gods Words"(Spiritual Food).
Jesus would'nt tell you to ask for Physical FOOD, Because, God knows what you have need of Already.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 3/31/08

John::With due respect, your interpretation of bread in the lords prayer should not be construed as wealth but sustenance.Jesus had no need for money or wealth and did not teach his Disciples and mankind to pray for something he did not represent.I know in Modern America many refer to Bread as Money.
---Emcee on 3/31/08

Our Father Abba (Daddy) an intimate term removing any formality
which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name worship
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. submission to His will
Give us this day our daily bread. acknowledging dependency on Him etc.
---Bruce5656 on 3/31/08

I do not think for one minute that he intended it to be a prayer that would be repeated over and over like some mantra. He was just teaching them to pray simply and personally.
---Bruce5656 on 5/11/07

John ... I do not suppose that Jesus suggested we pray for monetary wealth ... in fact He specifically instructed us not to lay up treasure on earth.
I do wish you would spell my name correctly.
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/15/06

Jesus' example in response to his desciples question was given as a blueprint. When you break it down into sections, you'll see: Prayer should always begin with WORSHIP and SUBMISSION, followed by ASKING for needs, forgiveness, and protection from snares of the enemy. Then ending with PRAISE and WORSHIP. It has been my experience many times, that I often get lost in the first part and loose all track of time, never making it to asking him for anything when worshipping him for all he's already done
---T.S. on 5/15/06

Allan. The person praying is saying "give us this day our daily bread" I see that this is asking for their needs to be met and that falls into the category of wealth. "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven" and "lead us not into temptation" can be a request for health and well being. To me, the prayer is an example that includes all of the basics of the things we need from day to day.
---john on 5/15/06

Healing is the children's bread.
---Linda6563 on 5/15/06

I always thought that it was odd that there is no Thank You in the Lords Prayer.
---randy on 5/15/06

Jjohn ... If you read my question, you will see that I referred to there being no request in the Lord's Prayer for health and wealth for the person praying.
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/15/06

Allan I see reference to health and wealth in the Lord's Prayer. Give us this day our daily bread? And Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven? If His will was done on earth as it is in heaven there would be no poverty or sickness would there?
---john on 5/14/06

psalm 23,God is seen as a caring shepherd and a dependable guide.we must follow God and obey his commands.he is our only hope for enternal life and security.
---onley on 5/14/06

I really love the Lord's Prayer: "In this manner therefore pray you all: Our Father who in the heavens, sacred be your name. Let come your kingdom, let be done your will as in heaven, also upon the earth. Our main essential bread give us today. And relieve us our debts, as even we relieve our debtors. And let us not enter into temptation, but save us from evil. Amen." Matthew 6:9-13.
---Eloy on 5/14/06

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Jesus was showing them the right way to pray. The religious hypocrites always made a long and loud show of praying, which by the way God never listened too but he always just walked away. So if you truly desire for God to hear your prayers, then make them intimate and to the point in private within your closet, and not make a grand show of it.
---Eloy on 5/14/06

Amen, to Bruce and M.P.! Have you ever noticed that nowhere in the Lord's prayer is the word "I"? Its an example of the closeness we have with our Daddy that we can talk to Him at anytime.
All you earthly daddies, take a lesson from this. YOU are the ones who will teach your children that fathers love unconditionally, are fair, and that they must obey. You are the first example they will have of a loving, forgiving heavenly Father.
---NVBarbara on 5/14/06

The prayer recited by the congregation in Acts "in one voice" at the time of the release of Peter and JOhn from prison said nothing about their incarceration, either.

IN its parallelisms and structure, it gives every indication of being a memorized form.
---Jack on 5/14/06

I don't believe that Jesus meant this prayer to be repeated word for word in every church service. I think it is more a list of what to include in our prayers. Praising God, requesting our essential needs (not our wants) forgiveness and the ability to forgive, help when tempted. We are meant to put these things into our own words but that does not mean changing daily bread into a mansion with pool and expensive car.
---M.P. on 5/14/06

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The so-called Lords Prayer was just a simple lesson how to pray. The disciples were amazed by Jesus lack of formality when he prayed. This did not fit their understanding of mans relationship to the Father. Jesus said,
Matthew 6:9-13, "After this manner not a definitive pattern or formula but a concept.
---Bruce5656 on 5/14/06

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