3.03.2012

Luke 11: 1-13

Reading: Luke 11: 1-13
ppt

(1)What do you think he is doing? Right, he is praying.
(2) What do you think this person is doing?
This person folds his hands like this and prays.

(3) What about this person? That person looks down like that and prays.

(4) What about these persons? They pray together, huh?

They all pray. But they all pray differently, right?

So, I have some questions about prayer.
What is prayer anyway?
How can they do that in all different forms?
Can you tell me what prayer is? Right, prayer is listening to God and talking with God, of course.

But then what do we learn when we pray?
We learn of God.
We get to know God.
As we talk with God, we get to know more of God.
And God gets to know us.
And we get to know of ourselves as well in prayer.

Then when can we pray?
Can we pray anytime? (Anywhere)
You can pray anytime.

Can you pray when you feel joy? Of course.
God is your friend. So, you can share your joy with God.

Can we pray when we have some difficulty and some problems? Of course.
Jesus said: "Ask and it will be given to you. Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and the door will be always opened to you."

So, you can ask God to solve your problems.
In fact, Jesus asks us to keep on praying and never give up.
It can also mean that sometimes you need to wait for God to answer your prayer.
God is ready to help.

Can we also pray when we are afraid of something. Of course.
In that case, you can say to God, “God, I am afraid. So, be with me. Good God be with us.” God will be with you. In fact, God is always with you.
God is ready to help.

Well, do you pray time to time? I hope you pray every day.
So, remember to talk with God sometimes. ok?

Let’s pray: Jesus, thank you being with us. Thank you for your love. And thank you for listening to our prayer. In your name, we pray. Amen.