Jesus' disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. Prayer is speaking to God. Jesus
gave them a sample - or model - prayer.
Read Matt. 6:9-13 "9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is
in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive
our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."
Let's look at what this prayer teaches us.
Do you talk to your parents or friends each time you see them? What would they think if
you didn't speak to them? Giving people the "silent treatment" usually indicates that
you're upset with them - or that you don't like them. How do you think God feels when
we give Him the "silent treatment"? God wants to be involved in our life, like a friend.
He wants us to include Him, to be close to us. He is always willing and ready to talk. He
leaves it up to us to approach Him.
readers: James 5:16 "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?