Christians everywhere and in all ages have agreed on at least this: Christians pray.
Now, getting Christians to agree on how to pray and when to pray and what to pray is another thing!
The very first disciples understood this and asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. He gave us “the Lord’s Prayer.”
Why not make the Lord’s Prayer a cornerstone of your prayer life?
Pray it at least once a day.
You may not know what else to say and you may not feel like praying, no sweat, Jesus has done the work for you.
If you are not a “talker” or if you are going through a dry season with little or no passion to pray—no problem; Jesus has made it simple for you; pray the Lord’s Prayer.
In season and out of season, on Sunday and on Monday, when you feel spiritual and when you feel like you’re a long way from God, just keep praying the Lord’s Prayer.
Why is it that we applaud developing good habits and routines in raising our children or in living our lives but sometimes get squeamish when it comes to developing good habits and routines in our spiritual life?
Good habits are the building blocks for building a good life and one of the best habits you could ever develop is praying the Lord’s Prayer daily.
- The ONE THING for today: Why not start today to make it a habit to pray the Lord’s Prayer at least once everyday for the rest of your life?
Luke 11:1-2 (NKJV)
1 Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”
2 So He said to them, “When you pray, say: