2.27.2009

Matthew 6:9-13

How did Jesus pray?
Reading: Matthew 6:9-13

Jesus prayed like a Jew.
Jesus sung his prayer with his students.

Prayer was also very private activity for Jesus.
In fact, Jesus didn’t teach much about prayer.
He just spent many hours in mountains praying.
He simply practiced prayer for himself.

The disciples become so curious about his secret prayer life.
So they asked him about how to pray.
Then, Jesus taught them, the Lord’s Prayer.
It became a signature prayer of Christians.

This prayer shows the sole intention of Jesus to make his Daddy happy.
It was the will of Jesus to obey the will of his Father.
Jesus wishes that his faithful “community” will follow his footstep.

It starts with “Our Father.”
“Our Father in heaven, holy is your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

This prayer contains a good thought of Jesus.
This good thought brings a good result in us.

In this prayer there is no complaining.
Jesus is just expressing his vision, dream and hope before God.
This prayer contains his thought and his goal.

Having a wonderful prayer time is having a wonderful time of mind.
Your life and many people’s lives may depend on it.

So, you may pray silent.
It does not make any difference.
You may think about Jesus.
Then God may inspire us to do what we need to do.
In this way we practice a life of prayer.

When we pray, we may experience God’s mind.
Through our prayer, we may experience God’s power and goodness.
God likes to use our wonderful prayer and thoughts.

Pray for those who you meet often.
It does something to your own heart.
There you and Christ meet.

May God plant wonderful thoughts into our heart.
May God use those good thoughts to influence others.