Posted by: Brian Musser | January 9, 2013

Worship through Prayer

35 Days Toward PEACE – Week 1 Prayer (Day 2)

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.”

I emboldened and underlined the opening phrase of the Lord’s prayer; “our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.”  An important of praying to God is talking to God about who He is.  It is about praising God.  It is about worship.  God is awesome and as we pray we should let Him know that we know it.  We should worship God in our prayers.  Please take a moment in your own words to say something awesome about God that know and have come to believe is true.  Say this as if your were talking directly to God in a conversation, face to face.

You have just prayed two days in a row.  Have you ever done that before?  I’m excited to make it three tomorrow.

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