A Lesson In Prayer

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I think everyone who would take the time to read a Christian blog prays to God in the name of Jesus. Sometimes I read the most awesome prayers. Many of you have been given a great gift. But I thought I would share today’s Gospel. It’s one we have read and heard many times but serves as a great reminder how we are to pray as well as how not to pray. God bless you all my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Matthew 6:7-15

Jesus said to his disciples: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This is how you are to pray: ‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’

“If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”

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Mike Burke; Thursday, June 16, 2016
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A Lesson In Prayer

2 thoughts on “A Lesson In Prayer

  1. Yes, no babbling, no murmuring, or getting caught up in fake “tongues.” No blowing in the faces of the congregation and claiming the Spirit of God is moving from the elder to the participant. No dumping ashes on your head and flailing about on street corners so everyone can see how fervently you pray. I love this post. Prayer is petition. It is intercession. It is communication. It is lamentation. It is thanksgiving. It is everything but theatrics.

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