Hi, friends!

A couple years ago at the Mount Hermon Writers Conference, I had the opportunity to learn from and get to know an amazing writer, Janice Thompson, from the greater Houston area. We got to spend an afternoon together as I took her to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, where she revisited memories of having been there years ago.

I found then we were one-hearted about prayer, and so I was especially delighted to see this beautiful prayer today that expands on the Lord’s Prayer for such-a-time-as-this. If you’re feeling heavy and discouraged today, I know you will feel lighter after praying this.

Blessings!

Janet

Praying the Lord’s Prayer

By Janice Thompson

Friends, as our nation faces immense challenges, our faith needs to blossom and grow as never before. God wants to bring revival to this land (and to all those around the globe who call on Him). We, the church, should be pressing in as never before, praying for His Kingdom to come and His will to be done. With that in mind, I’ve created a template for praying The Lord’s Prayer. I hope you find it helpful. I’ve used it to pray for revival and for greater intimacy with Him. Don’t ever forget that God is greater than the enemy and wants to do amazing things, even now! As we read in Act 2:17, the Lord wants to pour out His Spirit on all mankind in the last days. So, while negative things are swirling around us, we can rest easy in the fact that He’s about to do something remarkable in the hearts and lives of those who love Him. Let’s pray for revival, church!

Praying the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name!
I praise You because You are holy and worthy of praise!
I praise You for WHO You are: healer, provider, protector, etc.
I praise You for WHAT You’ve done: so far and yet to come.
I praise You for WHEN You move: Your timing is perfect.
I praise You for WHERE You move: You move in the areas that need movement.
I praise You for WHY You move: You alone know why You need to move.
I praise You for HOW You move: You move in unusual ways and always surprise me!
I praise You for all of creation and life.
I praise You for my family: my children, grandchildren, siblings and so on.
I praise You for friends.
I praise You for my church.
I praise You for work/income.
I praise You for health and wholeness.
I praise You for a clear/clean mind.
I praise You for Your mercy.
I praise You for Your great love.
I praise You for the gift of Your Spirit and the power He brings!
I praise You because You bless me coming and going!
I praise You because You’ve been really good to me.
I praise You for being the Author and Finisher of my faith.
I praise You for knocking down my enemies!
I praise You, my Waymaker!
I praise You for the free gift of salvation!
I praise You, Miracle Worker!
I praise You for the giants You’ve slain on my behalf.
I praise You for the angels You place around me to protect me.
I praise You for moving—in my heart, life, and circumstances.
I praise You for always keeping Your promises.
I praise You for the mountains and the valleys.
I praise You for Your sacrifice on the cross!
I praise You for Who You’ve been to me.
I praise You because I’m not just free. . .I’m free indeed!
I praise You because Your Name is above every name!
I praise You because Your Name is above evil.
I praise You that walls are coming down!
I praise You for giving me wisdom.
I praise You for drawing me close.
I praise You for your companionship.
I praise You for mending my broken heart.
I praise You for teaching me how to forgive others.
I praise You for giving me rest.
I praise You because You’re a light in the darkness.
I praise You for the promise of heaven.
I praise You because your grace is sufficient for me.
I praise You for the call you’ve placed on my life.
I praise You for any gifts, talents, and abilities You have placed in me.
I praise You because You’ve anointed me to preach good news.
I praise You that I can go through the fire and not be burned.
I praise You because I can go through the waters and not drown.
I praise You, even when I can’t seem to remember Your goodness.
I praise You for the victories and triumphs!
I praise You for strength in time of weakness.
I praise You because You have plans to prosper me and not harm me.
I praise You for fighting my battles for me.
I praise You because You’re a good, good Father.
I praise You for using me, even when I don’t deserve it.
I praise You in hard seasons (when I don’t feel like it).
I praise You for answering prayers.
I praise You because You’re still in the healing business.
I praise You for the revival You are bringing to this land.
I praise You for placing a barrier of protection around my family!
I praise You because You increase the power of the weak.
I praise You because I’ve tasted and seen that You are good, Lord!
I praise You that all who call on the Name of Jesus will be saved.
I praise You for Your kindness, which leads to repentance.
I praise You because You’ve redeemed my life from the pit and crowned me with love and compassion.
I praise You, Lord, because Your love endures forever!
I praise You when I’m in celebration mode!
I praise You with a SHOUT!
I praise You in song!
I praise You with the dance and with walking/marching!
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord. (Psalm 150)

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Your kingdom come. . .in my heart.
Your kingdom come. . .in my finances.
Your kingdom come. . .in my health.
Your kingdom come. . .in my family.
Your kingdom come. . .in future generations.
Your kingdom come. . .in my friendships.
Your kingdom come. . .in my decisions.
Your kingdom come. . .in the earth.
Your kingdom come. . .in my country.
Your kingdom come. . .in my state.
Your kingdom come. . .in my county.
Your kingdom come. . .in my city.
Your kingdom come. . .in my neighborhood.
Your kingdom come. . .in my attitude.
Your kingdom come. . .in my habits.
Your kingdom come. . .in my routine/activities.
Your kingdom come. . .in my mindset.
Your kingdom come. . .in my troubles.
Your kingdom come. . .in my worship.
Your kingdom come. . .in my job/work.
Your kingdom come. . .in my home/house.
Your kingdom come. . .in my schedule/daily tasks.
Your kingdom come. . .in my perspective.
Your kingdom come. . .when I’m exhausted.
Your kingdom come. . .when I’m in a good mood.
Your kingdom come. . .in my vision for the future.

Give us this day our daily bread
I trust You for my provision.
You will provide all I need when I need it.
If I ask for bread, you will not give me a stone.
Your Word says You will bless me abundantly, above all I could ask or think.
I will never cease to praise You for all you’ve provided.
Thank you for my home.
Thank you for my job.
Thank you for my vehicle.
Thank you for clothing.
Thank you for furniture.
Thank you for shoes.
Thank you for food in the pantry and clean water to drink.
Each day has its own problems, but I choose to trust, regardless.
Give me enough to give back—to your church and to those I love.
You provide what is healthy for my body.
Give me perspective on which “bread” to eat and which not to eat.
I acknowledge that very good and perfect gift comes from you, not the work of my own hands.

Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
Thank You for forgiving me, Lord.
Thank You for tossing my sin as far as the east is from the west.
Thank You, because Your forgiveness has radically changed my heart.
Thank you for the gift of forgiveness.
Teach me to forgive as You forgive.
I choose to forgive myself for the times I messed up.
I choose to forgive those who have spitefully used me and/or ridiculed me.
I choose to forgive those I trusted who let me down.
I choose to forgive those who’ve taken advantage of me.
I choose to forgive those who have talked behind my back.
I choose to forgive the ones who don’t seem to see me.
I choose to release the ones I’ve forgiven, once and for all.
I choose to forgive childhood hurts.
I choose to forgive teenage hurts.
I choose to forgive marital hurts.
Show me if there are any friends or loved ones I might have hurt, Lord, so that I can ask for forgiveness and mend fences.
Give me a heart to reconcile with others. Fix broken places, I pray.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
No weapon formed against me will ever prevail.
Thank You for fighting my battles, Lord. I need only to be still.
Thank You for saving me from the fowler’s snare!
Lord, You have never lost a battle. You only know how to win.
I dress myself in spiritual armor that I can withstand the enemy’s attacks.
I come against spiritual wickedness in high places.
I choose to look away from temptation.
I will see good as good and evil as evil.
Keep my mind focused on You, I pray.
I recognize that people are not my enemy. Satan is my enemy.
I will not let my mistakes hold me back. I will keep moving forward.
I am more than the mistakes I made yesterday.
Greater are You (inside of me) than He who is in the world.
Apart from You I can do nothing.
I choose to humble myself and pray and seek your face, that You might heal our land.
I pray for revival for our land!
Give me those to stand alongside when I’m tempted.
Help me encourage others to stand strong.
Thank You, Father, for being a shield around me.
Thank You that the testing of my faith produces endurance.
Thank You, Lord, that I can soar like an eagle above temptations and problems.
In You, I am strong and courageous.
In You, I can rise above anxiety and fear.
I don’t have to fear, even when I walk through the valleys.
The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy, but You have come to bring life, Lord!
May I never forget that You have overcome the world and give Your children peace.
If You are for me, who can stand against me?

AMEN!

Find out more about Janice Thompson and her writing ministry: https://janiceathompson.com

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