"When you are praying," Jesus said,
"Don't put on vain displays —
But close your door and speak your heart,
And humbly offer praise."
Our Father in the heavenly realm,
Our Abba, ever near —
Your name is holy, set apart;
O bring your kingdom here!
God, give us all we daily need
And we will be content;
Forgive our sins as we forgive
The wrongs that we resent.
God, give us grace to follow you;
Protect us on your Way.
When evil tempts us from your path,
Deliver us, we pray.
O Lord, we turn in trust to you;
You know the things we need —
And like a parent, you so love:
The ones who ask, receive.
|First Line:||"When you are praying," Jesus said|
|Title:||When You Are Praying|
|Author:||Carolyn Winfrey Gillette|
|Scripture:||Matthew 6:5-14; Matthew 7:7-11; Luke 11:1-13|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: Teachings; Prayer|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved|
|Arranger:||Edwin O. Excell (1900)|
|Composer:||Jessie Seymour Irvine (1872)|
|Harmonizer:||T. C. L. Pritchard (1929)|
|Source:||Virginia Harmony, 1831; Harmonization from The Scottish Psalter, 1929|
|Copyright:||Used by permission of Oxford Univ. Press|