MATTHEW 6:13_And lead us not…
The word lead in this verse is translated to bring in or into. Part of your prayer life should include to ask for direction, or guidance.
Psalm 5:8, “Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.”
That’s one to pray! It not only asks to be led, but to be led by righteousness. Tell God specifically why you need Him to lead you – because there are enemies out there (the devil and his demons).
Another Psalm to pray is Psalm 143:10 (KJV), “Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.” This doesn’t need explaining. It’s all there (this verse showed up in the prayer on January 17).
Both of these Psalms express places you want to be. Places that cause you to feel closer to the Father and the Savior. Places of safety.
In Jesus’ model prayer He prays the reverse – lead us not. There are places out there that are not safe. The devil knows how to set traps. He wants to lead you to places you should not be.
These places are away from the Father and the Savior. The devil wants to lead you to places under his control.
Righteous God, Lead me in Your righteousness. Make Your way straight before me. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ knows where to lead me—I will follow!