The “Lord’s Prayer” is one of the most famous passages in the Bible. Many people know the words by heart. A very important question is: how does the Lord’s Prayer affect you and me in our daily lives?
Religion in the time of Jesus had largely become an outward form. That is why it weighed so heavily on Jesus’ heart to warn His disciples. “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men.”Matthew 6:5. How different that was from the prayer that the disciples heard when Jesus prayed to His heavenly Father! Since childhood they had often recited prayers that they had learned by heart, but Jesus still had to teach them how to really pray.