Lord, Teach Us To Pray
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Rev. Dr. Cheryl Peterson
Jesus offers his disciples a template for prayer in what we have come to call “The Lord’s Prayer,” which begins by acknowledging God’s holy name and God’s kingdom. Jesus teaches his disciples that prayer begins not with what we want, but what God wants and desires. Prayer brings us into alignment with God’s will and rule, and we will receive what we need to live in God’s kingdom: the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Next steps: Try using the Lord’s Prayer as your prayer template this week, focusing especially on the first half of the prayer. Ask God to show you what it looks like to live under God’s kingdom and in accordance with God’s will. Invite the Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen you to live according to God's will.