When we think of setting aside time for daily prayer, sometimes we find it daunting and discouraging because we over-think it and make it more complicated than it needs to be. Author and theologian Richard Foster says in his book, Celebration of Discipline, “Of all the Spiritual Disciplines, prayer is the most central because it ushers us into perpetual communion with the Father.” So how do we demystify prayer and make it a more natural part of our everyday life?
SPIRITUAL STUFF FOR THE EVERYDAY SOUL
Message by Josh Mutter – September 15, 2019
“Of all the Spiritual Disciplines, prayer is the most central because it ushers us into perpetual communion with the Father.” (Richard Foster)
WE ARE EXPECTED TO PRAY
Matthew 6:5 “And when you pray …”
Colossians 4:2 “Devote yourselves to prayer …”
1 Thessalonians 5:17 “… pray continually …”
When is the best time of day for me to pray?
WE LEARN TO PRAY BY …
2. Praying with others
3. Meditating on scripture
HOW DO WE PRAY?
Matthew 6:9-13 NIV Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
JESUS TEACHES US TO …
1. Approach God as our Abba
2. Approach God with adoration
3. Accept God’s will