Matthew 6:9-16 (NRSV) “Pray then in this way: Our Father 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 bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.
Ministry of Prayer
Lord, teach us to pray
Luke’s introduction to the Lord’s prayer begins at Luke 11:1: He (Jesus) was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray..” Andrew Murray whose writings have inspired many to prayer and to the mission field over the past century, begins his book, “With Christ in the School of Prayer” elucidating this verse as follows: “The disciples had learned to understand something of the connection between Christ’s wondrous life in public and His secret life in prayer. They had been with Him and had seen Him pray. They had learned to believe in Him as a Master in the art of prayer. None could pray like Him. And so they went to Him with the request, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’ The result of that request was the Lord’s prayer which we find in this chapter of Luke as well as Mat 6:9-16.”
How can you become involved?
- Join us at 5:15 first Wednesday of each month (30 minutes before Wednesday bible study) for informal prayer and meditation.
- Join with us as we pray for those on the church prayer list during your time of personal prayer and devotion.
- Join us when we gather as a congregation for times of focused prayer. (Examples: During Lent, Advent, Back to School.) Future dates and times to be announced.
Look to the Lord and his strength, seek His face always. I Chronicles 16:11 (NIV)
Prayer Partners provides resources to encourage, motivate, and challenge you in your prayer life. These tools include:
- Bi-monthly newsletter (available in church Narthex)
- Prayer study groups
- Helpful prayer related information