The way Jesus teaches us to pray would seem to indicated he knows forgiveness is not easy for us. In fact, what we are going to see today is “It is the prayer that moves our hearts so we actually want to forgive.” What does Jesus want us to know and learn about His Father and forgiveness and how does prayer interact with that?
Jesus teaches us to pray that we would have all we need today to exist on to tomorrow for God’s cause.
Bend your will to God’s will – in prayer and in life
Jesus teaches us to pray "Our Father in Heaven". Followers of Jesus, like Jesus himself, pray to the Father knowing that he's close, he cares and he's in control. God the Father is relational, he cares about individuals, and he's also in Heaven, he's in control of everything. He loves it when we pray to Him as His children.
The invitation of Psalm 131 is to approach God as a humble, calm, content, and a dependent child with his/her mother.
Bible Text: Luke 11:1-13 | Preacher: Mark Boyley | Series: Together Following Jesus | Have a heart for prayer - and pray big, bold and expectantly.
Bible Text: Luke 11:1-13 | Preacher: Chris Allan | Prayer is one of the most fascinating and overwhelming promises the Bible makes. The Bible promises those who pray that their prayers will be answered... and yet the christian experience is often filled with unanswered prayer. What do we make of unanswered prayer? Is it a reason to distrust God? Does God not care? Or even worse, is God not sovereign?