Monday, 16 November 2009

Spiritual Fitness Challenge DAY FIFTEEN

Onto week three. Now you have spent some time meditating on God and may be in a place where you feel like you can understand just a little bit more who you are praying to, we are going to spend the next five days worth of challenges praying. There are going to be many days through this year where the challenge is one of prayer.

Day Fifteen - November 17th


To start us off properly in prayer we are going to pray as our saviour Jesus taught us. In Matthew 6:5-15 Jesus says this of prayer:

5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9"This, then, is how you should pray:
" 'Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us today our daily bread.
12Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.[a]' 14For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

We are going to look more in depth at the Lord's prayer this week. Today spend time thinking about verse9:

" 'Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,'

Let this verse direct your prayers and think about the impact this verse has on your life and to whom you are praying.

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