Tuesday, September 11, 2012

How important is prayer? Matthew 6:9-13

Good morning everyone,
Over the weekend, Pastor Bro. preached a sermon that gripped those in attendance with a sense of compassion but with urgency.  The Lord has gifted Him with preaching the Scripture with passion like very few that I've ever seen!  The things he shared with us were electrifying!  He quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson as saying, 'Prayer is contemplating life from the highest point of view!'  If we look at Matthew 6:9-13, we should see that Jesus taught the disciples how to pray and if Jesus taught it, we ought to implement it!  "Pray then, in this way:  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.  And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  Amen."  If He thought it was important enough to teach those closest to Him (His disciples) how to pray, don't you think that we should follow the same example that has already been set?  Ask Him to touch you in a way that will lead and guide you as you explore your relationship with Him.  The closer we draw to the Savior, the more He will give you guidance in knowing what you should pray about!
Your brother in Christ,

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