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The “Our Father Prayer” (Matthew 6:5-14 Luke 11:1-4) has traditionally been taught as the “Lord’s Prayer” but this prayer is actually the “Believer’s Prayer”. When Jesus spoke this prayer He was teaching the Believer how to pray. The True Lord’s Prayer can be found in the book of John 17:1-26. It’s a beautiful prayer one you should truly keep in your heart. Due to the length of this prayer I’ll just share with you Jesus’ personal prayer for you.
The True Lord’s Prayer
“My prayer is not for them [Jesus’ disciples] alone.
I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message,
that all of them may be one, Father,
just as You are in Me and I am in You.
May they also be in Us
so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.
I have given them the glory that You gave Me,
that they may be one as We are one—
I in them and You in Me—
so that they may be brought to complete unity.
Then the world will know that You sent Me
and have loved them even as You have loved Me.
“Father, I want those You have given Me
to be with Me where I am,
and to see My glory, the glory You have given Me
because You loved Me before the creation of the world.
“Righteous Father, though the world does not know You,
I know You, and they know that You have sent Me.
I have made You known to them,
and will continue to make You known
in order that the love You have for Me
may be in them
and that I myself may be in them.”
Jesus’ prayer for you John 17:20-26 The True Lord’s Prayer
I Am Not My Past.
I am not my mistakes.
I am not my addiction.
I am not my flaws.
I am not my pain.
I am not someone’s accident.
I am loved by God and nothing can separate me from this Love.
I am the object of His Grace and Mercy.
I am the one He sent His Beloved Son for.
I am the one who Christ laid down His Life for.
The one He shed His Righteous Blood for.
The one who He fought for, died and rose for.
I am the Righteousness of God in Christ.
I didn’t earn this Righteousness; it was a Gift from God.
A Gift given not because I loved Him so much but because He loves me that much!
While I was in sin, while I was indulging in my filth and rebellion, He stretched His arms out wide on that wooden cross and He Loved Me…Perfectly.
He took All of my sins, my shame, my sickness and my punishment and He nailed it to the cross.
Christ took my death and gave me His Abundant Life.
He took my place and gave me His Grace.
I am a child of God, the Righteousness of God in Christ.
I Am In Christ.
No longer defeated by life or living in fear of death.
I am a new creature in Christ, the old me is dead and gone.
I am a new person, a conqueror and an heir to the throne of Grace.
I am an Instrument of Righteousness.
No longer an instrument that brought hurt and pain to those I claim to love.
That one who blew up everything it touched and left a dark trail of destruction, gut wrenching heartbreak and deadly wounds behind.
I Am God’s Instrument.
A vessel that helps, heals, encourages and brings hope to all whom God puts in my path.
As Christ is so am I on this earth. Whole, Healed…Victorious.
I am a Messenger of Grace and Truth, seated at the right hand of the Father.
In Christ I can do all things through Him who strengthens, empowers and equips me.
I am a child of Light, no longer a slave to ignorance and darkness.
In me is Life, Liberty and the saving power of Christ.
I Am Not Influenced by this World, I Am The Yeast In This world…I influence it!
I Am A Gift to this world, chosen for this particular place and this particular time to fulfill a purpose that God placed in me at the beginning of time.
A Purpose that will Change and Inspire this Generation.
I am Saved.
At Peace with God.
I am Forgiven.
I am Intimately Loved and Passionately Pursued by Him.
I’m worth fighting for and dying for.
I Am Who God Says I Am.
I… Am… HIS!