December 28, 2013

Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer - Matthew 6:9-13

We call this passage, the Lord’s Prayer. A better title might be, the Model Prayer. We can all pray this prayer. You can’t go wrong praying this prayer. In light of our discussion of “thin places,” this is the perfect example of the divine encountering the human. How so?

The Model Prayer honors God and his name (6:9).

The Model Prayer acknowledges God’s will as supreme (6:10).

The Model Prayer acknowledges our dependence upon God (6:11).

The Model Prayer emphasizes our need to forgive and be forgiven (6:12).

The Model Prayer asserts the power of God over all evil (6:13).

The Model Prayer is, indeed, a “thin place.” Pray it today.