|Leader: Our Father who art in Heaven
Together: Hallowed be Thy name
Leader: Our Father who art in Heaven
Together: Thy kingdom come
Leader: As Thy will was done in heaven
Together: Thy will be done on earth
Leader: Lord, give us this day our daily bread, and whenever
we eat and drink,
Together: Let us remember Your body and blood
Leader: We believe that because You died on the Cross, we are
cut off from our past,
and our past sins have been forgiven.
However, Lord, because we are weak in faith, we are committing
sins of holding onto our past
Together: Lord Jesus Christ! Have mercy on
Leader: Lord, because we are weak in faith, we tend to get deceived
Together: Lord Jesus Christ! Deliver us from
Together: (contemplate in prayer for 1 minute)
Leader: For Thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory,
Together: For Thine is the kingdom and the
power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer is contextually located in the middle of the
Sermon on the Mountain. As a result of this fact, the Korean Community
of Philadelphia Church believes in the following truth: we are able
to live out the Word in our lives only when we are guided by the
Holy Spirit through prayer. We are not able to live such life on
Everyday, our church prays the prayer that the Lord has taught
us. Also, we are able to gain the power to live out the truth by
focusing on this church prayer. We can also remember that life of
prayer and life of living out the truth are like a two-sided coin.
Through such life, our spirituality will be like that of the Lord.
The first half of the Lord’s Prayer is about striving to be like
the Lord who obeyed God’s will unto death on Earth. The second half
contains our petition about the elements and conditions that interfere
with such spiritual life.
1. The first half of the Lord’s Prayer
let us be like the Holy God the Father in that our desires will
be changed to desires of “Thy Kingdom come.”
- “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed
be Thy name”
: Although God does not need our petitionary prayer to be holy,
for He is holy, we say this prayer so that through the repetition
of it, we are able to experience the holiness of the Holy God.
As a result, our temporal and selfish desires will change into
desires of “Thy Kingdom come.”
- “Thy will be done on earth, as it is in
: under the control of the Holy Spirit, we desire that God’s kingdom,
which is been already established in heaven, will be done on earth.
2. The second of the Lord’s Prayer
There are three petitions regarding elements and conditions that
can contaminate and change holy desires.
- Necessities of daily life
: ask God for things we need, and also remember the Lord’s body
and blood through eating and drinking.
- Our past
: although we are cut off from our past, things of the past still
have a hold on us with and without us knowing. As a result, we
are bonded to the past. Therefore, we need to confess this as
a sin of bringing on doubts about God’s faithfulness to us.
- Devil’s temptation
: our desires can be tempted by the devil to change into lustful
desires. Therefore, we need to confess our weaknesses and ask
God to deliver us from evil.