Thursday this week is The National Day of Prayer. Recently I read a sermon on The Lord's Prayer, and I would like to consider the 5 main points that were made in that sermon.
Matthew 6:9 (HCSB) - "Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy."
The first concept to consider in prayer is REVERENCE. Jesus in teaching his disciples how to pray made it clear that the primary purpose of prayer is for us to focus on God. Too often we rush into a time of prayer with God and are entirely focused upon what we want. Jesus taught us to see God. Think about the awesome Creator of the Universe who invites us to talk with Him.
Holy means to be set apart, separated. This is exactly what God is. He is beyond anything that is. Yet, He invites us to talk with Him. To communicate. To seek Him. 2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us to "pray and seek my face...." We need to remember that when we come to a time of prayer - it is not me-focused, it is God-focused. As they say, it's not about me, it's all about God.
This week, focus you prayers on the awesome God of Creation. The One in heaven who loves and listens to us - especially when we seek Him.
For Kingdom Education,