How Do We Pray?

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it,” John 14:12-14 (ESV)

Tim Keller writes, “Prayer is both conversation and encounter with God. . . . We must know the awe of praising his glory, the intimacy of finding his grace, and the struggle of asking his help, all of which can lead us to know the spiritual reality of his presence.” [i]

How is your prayer life? Do you enjoy prayer? Are you intimidated when you are asked to pray in a group? Do you tell yourself that your prayers aren’t any good, that others pray better than you?

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The Prayer of All Time

Our Father Who is in heaven
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

How many times have you recited the “Our Father”? Hundreds? Thousands?

Have you meditated on this prayer?

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From Debt to Forgiveness

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Jesus on Cross

 “In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as [it is] in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. 
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.” Matthew 6:9-12

Our Father in heaven, You have blessed us by looking at us as Your children. We honor Your name and ask that You cause Your name to be revered throughout the heavens and upon earth. We ask that Your kingdom reign in our lives and that our will is transformed into Your will on earth. You are our Provider; give us our daily needs, both spiritually and physically.  Continue reading From Debt to Forgiveness

Living Bread – the Secret

Bread of Life

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come,
Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, Matthew 6:9-11

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