National Day of Prayer – Matthew 6:9-13

7193704_s praying togetherThe Scripture reading for today from the Uniform Series curriculum is Matthew 6:9-13. You will recognize it as The Lord’s Prayer. If you click on the link you can see how this prayer has been translated by several different translations of the Bible.

I don’t believe it is a coincidence that this was the Scripture for today. I would like to use the opportunity this blog offers to remind people that it is a day set aside by our government (USA) to pray for our nation.

Rather than write a lot of words in this post, I prefer to simply write The Lord’s Prayer with lots of space between the sections to remind you to pause, and using each part of the Lord’s Prayer as an example, pray for our nation and the people in it – that includes your own family and neighbors as well, but don’t forget our nation’s leaders.

Let us pray:

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.


Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.


Give us this day our daily bread.


And forgive us our debts (trespasses/sins)


as we forgive our debtors (those who trespass/sin against us).


And lead us not into temptation


but deliver us from evil


For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever



From YouTube: 2014 Tribute to The United States of America: The Lord’s Prayer

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About Janice D Green

Janice D. Green retired as an elementary librarian to write children's books. She is author and publisher of The Creation and The First Christmas, Bible storybooks for children. Her passion is to write about the Bible in a way that encourages people to want to read it for themselves.

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