Posted by: Brian Musser | January 8, 2013

Getting Started with The Lord’s Prayer

35 Days Toward PEACE – Week 1 Prayer (Day 1)

The goal of this devotional is to develop the spiritual disciplines and habits over the next 35 days that will allow the PEACE of Jesus Christ to change our lives for the better.  Is that what you want?  Are you willing to join me in the journey?  If so let’s begin.

The first step of our journey is prayer.  Prayer is simply talking to God.  Prayer is best learned by praying and by hearing others pray.  But maybe you have never really talked to God before in your life.  Maybe you have only heard others to to God.  Maybe you are extremely scared to say the wrong thing.  So we are going to begin praying simply by saying a model prayer Jesus gave us in the Bible.  Below is what is often called the Lord’s Prayer.  It was spoken by Jesus to His disciples as instruction on how to pray.  Quietly sit down and say it out loud to God as if you were talking to Him.

Matthew 6 : 9 – 13 (NIV)This, then, is how you should pray:

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

You have just prayed.  Over the next six days we will be returning to this simple prayer each day to learn a little bit more about prayer and to practice praying.  Hopefully, you have started the journey of making prayer a new spiritual habit in your life.

I strongly encourage you to try to do this devotional everyday at approximately the same time.  Consistency in time and place will be helpful in creating the habit, however do not let failure from being consistent to deter you from doing that day’s devotional.  I’m already looking forward to tomorrow.

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