I Cannot Pray - Author Unknown

I cannot say OUR if my religion has no room for others and their needs. 

I cannot say FATHER if I do not demonstrate this relationship in my daily life

I cannot say WHO ART IN HEAVEN if all my interests and pursuits are in earthly things. 

I cannot say HALLOWED BE THY NAME if I, who am called 
by his name am not holy.

I cannot say THY KINGDOM COME if I am unwilling to give up 
my own sovereignty and accept the righteous reign of God.

I cannot say THY WILL BE DONE if I am unwilling or resentful 
of having it in  my life. 

I cannot say ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN unless I am truly 
ready to give myself to his service here and now. 
I cannot say GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD without expending honest effort for it or by ignoring the genuine needs of my fellowmen. 
THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US if I continue to harbor a grudge against anyone.

I cannot say LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION if I deliberately choose to remain in a sitution where I am likely to be tempted. 

I cannot say DELIVER US FROM EVIL if I am not prepared to fight in the spiritual realm with the weapon of prayer.
I cannot say THINE IS THE KINGDOM if I do not give the King the disciplined obedience of a loyal subject.
I cannot say THINE IS THE POWER if I fear what my neighbors and friends may say or do. 

I cannot say THINE IS THE GLORY if I am seeking my own glory first.
I cannot say FOREVER if I am too anxious about each day's affairs. 

I cannot say AMEN unless I honestly say, "Cost what it may, 
this is my prayer."