Lord Teach Me To Pray: Day 21

July 23, 2009

It's hard to believe that we only have one week left with this study!!!! And it just keeps getting better and better. I really enjoy studies that don't give you all the answers but guide you in finding the answers on your own, making it so much easier to internalize what you are learning and applying it to your life and circumstances. Before we get to today's chapter I wanted to include this week's reading schedule:
Jul 23: Is 31-34
Jul 24: Is 35-36
Jul 25: Is 37-39; Ps 76
Jul 26: Is 40-43
Jul 27: Is 44-48
Jul 28: 2King 18:9-19:37; Ps 46/80/135
Jul 29: Is 49-53

Today we look at The Lord's Prayer for answers to intercession prayer:
Matthew 6:9-13
Pray, then, in this way:
'Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
[For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]'

Wow, I never thought of the Lord's Prayer as a way to pray for others. Oh I do pray for others but never in the way Jesus laid out for us. Are you starting to see that prayer is not that of eloquent words but simply obedience to the outline that God gave us when Jesus taught his disciples how to pray as He did!!!! So, I encourage you to use The Lord's Prayer and pray for someone else today!!!!

Father, you desire so much for us to dwell with You. Let us see Your Prayer as a way to come to know you more and may it be the next stone we set beside Jesus as we continue to build our foundation on You. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen!

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