Praying the Way Jesus Taught Us

Matthew 6:9-14

“This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,[a]
    but deliver us from the evil one.[b]

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

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So fact, we have all heard about the fact that people call their Dads when they need things right?

Well at least this is a common stereotype. 

If we are honest that is how we often approach prayer. Like a phone call when we need something, or maybe its that we feel guilty so we will call to small talk that way when we need something we will get it. 

Truth is, Dads can probably see through the game and because they love us they don't mind.

God definitely does not mind our coming and asking. But just as the phone call to our Dads could be so much more, so can our prayers. 

We have all probably heard the Lord's prayer if we have been in church very long. In fact it is often a prayer that we teach our children, and why not, it is simple and right out of scripture as a model. 

But, are we missing what is really there. 

The Our Father is getting at something profound and life changing. The creator of the universe wants to break into our lives and bring His Kingdom here to earth just as it is in heaven! All of Heaven and the will of the Father coming here. This is more than a courtesy call because Jesus seems to be implying that are prayer has something to do with this happening. 

So as we pray remember that our pray time is bring Heaven here on earth.