I love the flow of the prayer Jesus gave his disciples to use as the model prayer. This prayer ends with our request for forgiveness from our sins, protection from both temptation and evil.

As I pray through the Lord’s prayer, I realized our sin and temptation rise in all the same topics we are praying about. We are tempted to seek our own glory, to be our own father, to rule our own kingdom, to accomplish our will over anyone else’s, to be our own provider, to withhold forgiveness, to welcome temptation, and to revel in all the ways the evil one has invaded our lives.

Basically, in this prayer we are praying directly against the ways we sin and seeking the Lord for the goodness only he can provide in and through our lives.

Spend some time praying through the Lord’s prayer with this view in mind. Matthew 6:9-13