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Pray for Prosperity

Jesus taught us to how to pray for prosperity in His model prayer so that no believer should ever be in lack or afraid of lack in their lives. Prosperity means different things to different people worldwide, but God's message of provision and prosperity is the same to all people no matter what nation, culture, or financial background they come from.

This, then is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us form the evil one.

Matthew 6:9-13

It seems logical that Jesus taught us to pray the Lord's prayer in a very specific order. In his foreknowledge He knew that billions of his followers would look to this prayer as an example on how to pray and the many of them would recite this specific prayer verbatim tens of thousands of times over the course of their lives. So I don't believe for a minute that he put this prayer together in random order. The order he gives us first acknowledges God as our Father, second it spends time honoring and reverencing God's Holy Name. Third it teaches us to pray about God's will. Then we are to pray for prosperity asking God to: "Give us this day our daily bread."

Many times we don't follow the example Jesus gave us on prayer and go strait into asking God for the things we want and need. When if we would follow Jesus's example our prayers would be much richer and more effective. We must see God as our loving Heavenly Father that wants to provide for His children above and beyond what they need, more so than the best earthly father we can imagine. We must stand in awe of God Himself, bestowing the highest honor we can give unto Him, exalting the magnitude of who He is. Then we must be about doing His will in our lives and upon the earth. We should never pray for prosperity if we are not committed to doing His will. Our Father will allow us to step out of His will and forgive us of any sins we commit, but He will not support us while we are doing it. If we don't know His will, we are to pray about it. Once we have done all this, it is easy to ask our Heavenly Father with confidence and assuredness for our daily bread. Knowing we will recieve what we ask for and most likely more because that is the nature of our generous, loving Heavenly Father.

This is how Jesus instructed every tribe, tounge, and nation of all generations to pray for prosperity. Jesus did not want any of his followers to fear lack but to be free of all provisional worry. True prosperity is not the accumulation of things, but the freedom to enjoy all that God has given. Those who pray this way will have that freedom because they will confidently know each day they will have their daily needs met.

It is interesting to notice that Jesus instructed us to pray for our provision before he instructed us to confess our sins and forgive the sins of others. How high a priority our Father must place on taking care of his children. We need only to ask the way Jesus showed us and recieve provision and prosperity from the Father's hand.

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