By Shawn Kennedy
There is something so timeless, powerful and personal about the treasured gift of Jesus in His prayer found in Matthew 6 and Luke 11. It is the most well known prayer in human history. It has been prayed on every continent, in almost every language and in every conceivable situation. It contains the central message of Christianity and embodies the core gospel of Jesus. It’s so simple that a small child could memorize it, it’s so profound scholars cannot fully grasp it and it’s so practical that every follower of Jesus can join in praying it. If we want to grow in our prayer life, the best place to start is to learn from Jesus how to pray like Jesus.
THREE SUGGESTED NEXT STEPS
The best way to grow in our prayer life is to pray. I encourage you to make it a point each day to slow down and either repeat the Lord’s Prayer or use it as a framework to engage in prayer.
#2 LISTEN AND LEARN
Each week, we are doing a message series focused on the Lord’s Prayer titled, “Pray Like Jesus.” Make sure to join us in person, download the messages online and share what you are learning with others.
#3 INVEST AND GROW
If you would like to have an even deeper study of the Lord’s Prayer for your personal life, I would suggest the following books.