Prayer Dare

The Lord’s Prayer  

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Besides the devotions there are sermons that you can listen to that address what you will be reading about in your devotions.  It consists of a six week sermon series answering some of the common questions about prayer.  You can get the sermons here.  There are also prayer experiences that you can use to help you discover different ways to connect with God.  We pray that you will not only grow deeper in your relationship with God, but that you may discover a better prayer life.
 
 

First Things…

“This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,a]
    but deliver us from the evil one.b]

Matthew 6:9-13

 

These words have been spoken for more centuries time and time again in our efforts to connect with the almighty God as taught by our the Son of God, our Savior, Jesus Christ. The repetition of saying this prayer has over time faded its beautiful simplicity in connecting our hearts with our creator God.

Over the next month, we are going to look deeper into how this prayer is an example for how we are to pray. Read only the day’s devotion and then interact with the ideas presented for the rest of the day. This is one of the ways that we will be able to develop a life of abiding prayer that God has called us to. If we are to Abide in Christ so that we can Acquire what we need, to Advance God’s kingdom in us and in our world, then prayer is a necessity.

My hope is that you will be able to realize the blessing and power that comes through daily prayer.  May October 2014, be a month where we see God advancing in our hearts and our church to His glory.
Jeremy A

Day 1

Luke 11:2-3  Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us day by day our daily bread.

Three Weeks!  Over the past twenty days we have found the Lord’s Prayer to be an opportunity to connect with God on such a deeper level.  So what has Jesus taught us so far?

Prayer is Worshiping God:

Our Father:          God loves us.

In heaven:            He sits in authority on His throne.

Hallowed:             There is no one like Him.

His Name:            We are to hold it as a precious gem.

Prayer is Asking God:

Kingdom Come: We invite God to change us.

Your Will Be Done:             We humbly accept His desires for our lives.

Give our Daily Bread:        Our faithful God will provide for us.

 

Today’s Scripture:  Read Matthew 6:9-13

What do you think?  In our journey of the Lord’s Prayer so far, what has been the biggest surprise you have found?  Which part to do you lack in your current prayers?

Today’s Prayer:  Walk through the Lord’s Prayer above and take time recognizing each of the parts listed.