The Lord's Prayer is a roadmap for us to use when we pray. We are first reminded that we need to acknowledge and give praise to God:
"Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name."
We are then told to pray over our priorities and bring them into line with God's:
"Thy kingdom come. They will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
We are then instructed to worship God, the God who is in control of our life, is the same God who wants to provide for our daily needs. So we pray:
"Give us this day our daily bread."
We then read about personal relationships. The people we know come flooding into our minds, so we take inventory of how our relationships are going with them. If any of them need repair, we stop to get it done.
"Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors."
Next we are reminded that the God who provides is also the God who protects, so we pray to God for His protection and deliverance.
"Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."
We are finally told of God's promise. To know that the God to whom we pray is an everlasting King with the power to do whatever pleases Him and a glory that outshines a million suns in a billion trillion galaxies! It ought to take away our breath to realize that this is the God who invites us to bring our worship and our requests to Him.
"For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."