Chart on Praying the Lord’s Prayer: Matthew 6:9-13
This chart outlines the main types of prayer as they are presented in the Lord’s Prayer. Use this outline to guide you through a time of prayer using these main types.
VERSE HOW TO PRAY TYPE OF PRAYER
|Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name.||Telling God how great He is and How much He means to you.||Worship/Adoration and thanksgiving|
|Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.||Giving God total control over all the areas in your (or another’s) life||Submission, Surrender|
|Give us this day our daily bread,||Asking God to provide for today’s needs.||Petition, intercession|
|And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.||Admitting your sin to God and asking for forgiveness; telling God how you have been sinned against and forgiving those who have hurt you.||Confession|
|And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.||Asking God to give you (or another) strength over particular areas of evil to which you (or another) fall prey.||Supplication, deliverance|
Chart adapted from “List A” in the very helpful book on prayer by Evan B. Howard. Praying The Scriptures: A Field Guide for Your Spiritual Journey. Downers Grove: IL.: IVP, 1999. I have changed the Scriptures used in the original chart to the ESV.
About the Author: Evan Howard is the director of the Spirituality Shoppe: An Evangelical Center for the Study of Christian Spirituality, based in Montrose, Colorado. He has served as a pastor at two churches and as an adjunct faculty member at Whitworth College. He is also the author of Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality & Affirming the Touch of God.