On yesterday we looked at the outline of prayer that the Lord Jesus gave to His disciples. The first word was “hallowed” the very first thing Jesus taught His disciples was realize who God is. The first thing Jesus wants you and I to learn about prayer, is to recognize who you are talking to. After we understand who we are talking to then we are to ask for His kingdom to come and His will be done; which may not be our will. His will is far more important than our will. Remember Abraham and Isaac; God told Abraham to go to the land of Moriah; and offer Isaac there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. Abraham goes takes his only son, bound him, and laid him on the altar. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. Wow, how could this be God’s will for a father to slay his only son? God didn’t want Abraham to slay Isaac but to obey Him, regardless of how it sounded. God stops Abraham; lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. God wants you and I to be willing to do His will. Then the next thing, is where you and I usually start our praying.
Luke 11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
The first thing is know who you are talking to. The second thing is be willing to do His will in your life more than yours. Then the third “give us.” Our heavenly Father wants to give us things we ask for. He gave Solomon understanding so that there was none like him before, neither shall any arise like unto thee. God wants to bless His children so don’t be afraid to say give me as long as it’s not something you are wanting to consume for selfish reasons. God wants to bless His children with good things from above so don’t be afraid to say give me.