Daily Devotionals

February 9th, 2023

Read Matthew 6:9-13 NIV (Emphasis on vs. 13)

 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.

And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from the evil one.

We have spent the last few weeks at Cross Creek working through the Lord’s Prayer as a model for the manner in which we ought to approach prayer. For the rest of the week we will take some bite-sized pieces of the prayer as Jesus instructed His followers to pray, and focus on centering our own prayer for the day in that direction. Today we will focus on verse 13. 

God, Your Word says that whomever You set free is free indeed (John 8:36). Today I choose to take You at Your word. No longer will I allow the things in my life or my past, whether hurts or sins, to take up residence in my heart, in my mind and in my life. I choose to allow You to break the chains of those things that stop me in my tracks and keep me from being who You have created me to be. Help me to surrender them to You once and for all so that I can experience life to its fullest – rejoicing in the freedom You provide. Amen.