hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
3Give us each day our daily bread.
You have given so much...not just bread but blessings without number that continue to bless my life. Praise you Father for your goodness that surrounds and supports my life.
4Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
Forgiveness that you bring Lord Jesus is a gift that you brought through your death on the cross...but it is a gift that makes demands and shapes my behavior in relationships. Lord Jesus continue to shape my relationships, my reactions and behaviors.
5Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, 6because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.'
7"Then the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.' 8I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
Lord Jesus you want me to ask with boldness and with confidence...with the understanding that there is enduring relationship that allows a kind of holy boldness in approaching you.
Where have I missed opportunities and places of grace and blessing because I have not asked with a holy boldness? Lord Jesus help me to develop an internal sense of when to speak and when not to...when to push the issue and when to retreat to wait for the movement of your Holy Spirit at another time and interchange.
Lord Jesus in the coming day lead me and guide me in your ways. Speak to me as you see best, open my mind and my heart to what you have for the coming day. Help me to keep my eyes on you Lord Jesus...to watch and follow and learn. You know better than I that I do not know all the answers and have only a few of the questions right.