My book Threadbare Prayer: 100 Prayers for Hearts that Feel Hidden, Hurt, and Hopeless released in October of 2020. I realized recently that I left out the most famous prayer in all of Scripture from Matthew 6:9-10. I decided to write it and share it with you. To find out more about Threadbare Prayer, the book, the story, and the podcast, click here. 

Matthew: 6:9-10

“Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”


Your  love makes praying simple. I don’t have to talk to you with flowery words meant for the world to hear. I can tuck myself away in the place where I meet with you alone and focus on who you are. Your own prayer words are the form I follow to direct my requests straight to your heart.

I am:

  • Seeking only your steadfast heart
  • Honoring your holiness
  • Desiring your will and your way

You Are:

  • My near to me heavenly Father
  • Revealing who you are
  • Working your will on earth as it is in heaven


You know my needs already. And yet you still invite me to bring every single one  to you. When I see you as you truly are I don’t have to be afraid of your will  here on earth . Because my Father who loves to love me is trustworthy and true, I ask for it to be so.

Threadbare Prayer: LORD your kingdom and your will is what I’m longing for with every breath. 

P.S. This is a brand new Threadbare Prayer and the first one I’ve written in a long, long, time. This might be the most courageous Threadbare Prayer. And , it is. not lost on me that today, as I’ve written about my heavenly Father, today would have been my dad’s 76th Birthday.