A Model for Prayer

May 26, 2022 crossway.org

Over the many years that I've been a Christian, there are times I've heard sermons or talks or read books that really pound on my will and I feel like I should pray more. And that's okay; that helps for a short time. But the better sermons and books and resources have inspired me and encouraged me. I really want to pray, and I can pray. And the best prayer—and the best means to do that—is the Lord's Prayer.

It's encouraging to me in that Jesus gives us a model to pray. The disciples want to know how should we be praying. It's striking that Jesus doesn't tell them what time of the day they should pray or how many minutes they should pray. He doesn't give them a specific formula, but he gives them some broad points.

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