Sunday, February 26, 2012

He Must Increase-Day 57

It's always intrigued me that the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. It seems in the context of the story that they may have wanted Jesus to do for them what John had done with his disciples. It might have stemmed from an insecurity in their own prayer lives. It could have been that Jesus prayed so well they wanted to learn his secrets. Whatever the case, I'm so glad that they asked! Jesus' response has come to be called the Lord's prayer.

Luke 11:2-4 Jesus said, “This is how you should pray:

“Father, may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come soon.
Give us each day the food we need,
and forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
And don’t let us yield to temptation.”

Simple, well-rounded, to the point...perfect. If you don't know what to pray, this is a great place to start; this is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray!

Read the Bible in One Year Plan: Numbers 35-36


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