Even though we can run through the Lord’s Prayer almost literally in our sleep, it is good to PRAY the Lord’s Prayer.
Our natural prayer is generally (without saying exact words): my kingdom come, my will be done. We too often prayer willful and independent prayers.
The power of the Lord’s Prayer is, if we pray it, we find ourselves in a place of surrender.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done.
The Lord’s Prayer inverts the liturgy of the kingdom of self (David Benner, Desiring God’s Will).
We need subversive prayers. We need our worlds turned on end. We need our little kingdoms overturned. Praying the Lord’s Prayer is a prayer of death… to self. It is a choice to live in willing surrender.
PRAY the Lord’s Prayer.