Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Prayer Jesus Style

This week John Riddle kicked off our series on Prayer with a look at Matthew 6:9-13's Lord's Prayer. If you weren't there, you missed a great reminder on the importance of how we were instructed to pray. Here are a few of the notes I jotted down:

A. Our Father who art in Heaven
- Reminder to Pray as if we were talking to our Father

B. Your kingdom come... Dynamite realization...
- He is our Father
- He is Holy
- Praying God of Heaven intervenes & trusting his will is best

C. Our Daily Bread...
- Enough for today but not so much that we forget the supplier of that bread

D. Forgive us our debts as I forgive others...
- Same degree of grace as I give others

E. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil...
- God sent his son so we could be rescued eternally

Do we Pray?
Do we realize who we are Praying to?
Do we trust the God we Pray to?

Don't miss next week as I lead us in the next discussion on Prayer. Oh yeah and don't forget to pray this week...

1 comment:

  1. One thing that coming to my mind during class was those churches that practice prayer recitation. I know like anything you can just do it for the sake of doing it, but I also kept asking myself is a prayer of recitation better than a prayer of "oh yeah...Thanks God, talk to you tomorrow." So many times we pray to check it off the list but our heart is not in it. John really challenged me to reevaluate my heart when praying and to remember the recipe. Thanks