I think for a lot of us almost all of our prayers begin by rushing into a series of request in which we pour out to God our problems, our needs and our irritations. We can become very disheartened when God doesn’t answer our prayers that way that we want him to. So disheartened in fact that we just give up on praying.
Prayer it’s something that we know that is important to our faith but at times it might seem like it just doesn’t work out the way that we thought it should. So how do we pray? What should we say?
The disciples asked Jesus this very question when they said, “Lord, teach us to pray…” Luke 11:1. I think that is the cry from a lot of us. What are we meant to say when we pray?
If I asked everyone to name a prayer that they knew, I believe most would say, the Lord’s Prayer. It is something that we are familiar with. Some of us might even know all the words of the prayer. Yet this is the very prayer that Jesus taught his first disciples. On Sunday we are going to unpack this prayer and look at how it can teach and lead us to pray like Jesus did.
To prepare for Sunday ask yourself this question; Did you grow up knowing the Lord’s Prayer? What did it mean to you?
Looking forward to seeing you there.