THE  LORD'S  PRAYER
Author Unknown


I cannot pray "
OUR," if my faith has no room for others and their need.

I  cannot pray "
FATHER," if I do not demonstrate this relationship to God in my daily living.

I cannot pray "
WHO ART IN HEAVEN," if all of my interests and pursuits are in earthly things.

I cannot pray "
HALLOWED BE THY NAME," if I am not striving for God's help to be holy.

I cannot pray "
THY KINGDOM COME," if I am unwilling to accept God's rule in my life.

I cannot pray "
THY WILL BE DONE," if I am unwilling or resentful of having it in my life.

I cannot pray "
IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN," unless I am truly ready
to give myself to God's service here and now.

I cannot pray "
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD," without expending honest effort for it,
 or if I would withhold from my neighbor the bread I receive.

I cannot pray "
FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US,"
if I continue to harbor a grudge against anyone.

I cannot pray "
LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION," if I deliberately choose to remain
in a situation where I am likely to be tempted.

I cannot pray "
DELIVER US FROM EVIL," if I am not prepared to fight with my life and my prayer.

I cannot pray "
THINE IS THE KINGDOM," if I am unwilling to obey the King.

I cannot pray "
THINE IS THE POWER AND THE GLORY," if I am seeking power for myself
 and my own glory first.

I cannot pray "
FOREVER AND EVER," if I am too anxious about each day's affairs.

I cannot pray "
AMEN," unless I  honestly say "Not MY will, but THY will be done."