How Would Jesus Pray? (Today is national day of prayer)

Posted: May 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

A few thoughts to meditate on today’s national day of prayer.

Thoughts with accent

…a few key points to ponder about prayer that are very much in sync with today‘s celebration:

  1. Prayer is not a repetition of words. In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus stated it very plainly: “And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions”. Often times, we ‘talk’ to God by repeating a pre-determined set of words, often while we are thinking what’s for lunch, check our email or let our mind wonder somewhere else.
  1. Prayer is not a ‘groceries list’. There are many examples of prayers in the Bible. The one we reference above from Matthew 6 is often called “The Lord’s prayer”. However, technically that is not the Lord’s Prayer. The famous “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done…etc etc” is actually the disciple’s prayer as it was given by Jesus to the disciples as a guide on how they…

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