'...Lord, teach us to pray...' Luke 11:1 NLT
Jesus always led by example. One day Jesus' disciples watched him praying. Afterwards they said: 'Lord, teach us to pray' (Luke 11:1 NLT). It was then that he gave them what's now known as The Lord's Prayer.
Can you remember when you last prayed The Lord's Prayer? If not, how come? Did you grow up saying it so often that it's become boring? A bit too traditional and structured for you; not free-flowing enough? Or have you never taken the time to learn it off by heart? Or do you not know it at all? You should - it's amazing - and powerful!
There are many types of prayer throughout the Bible, and today millions of people around the world offer their prayers for guidance, forgiveness, unity, protection, salvation! The Lord's Prayer is great in that it covers every area of our lives.
It's time for us to take up The Lord's Prayer challenge! For the next few days we're going to go back to the only prayer Jesus himself gave us to pray. And let's face it, who knows more about prayer? Can you imagine Jesus giving us a prayer that wouldn't move us, move God, or move the mountains we face?
So what now? Get ready to take a deeper look at the most famous prayer, from Jesus himself. Why not read it for yourself before we go into it deeper tomorrow - in Matthew 6:9-13.
Soulfood: 2 Chr 12-15, Mark 6:14- 29, Ps 119:105-112, Prov 21:28-31