From Your Pastor:
When Jesus preaches about prayer, he’s critical of what he sees in the regular practices of the religious leaders of the day.
- “Beware practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them.”
- “When you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others.”
- “When you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them…” (Matthew 6)
No wonder the Disciples asked Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray.” (Luke 11) They wanted to get it right!
This Sunday, we embark on a 6 week study of Jesus’ answer to that request. We’ll grow in discipleship through exploring and practicing The Lord’s Prayer together.