during our next blog series, we’ll be taking a look at what many have called ‘the lord’s prayer.’
as we go line-by-line through this example prayer of jesus, it is my intent to reveal that jesus molded a prayer that is not bent toward manipulating God to do our will, but rather a posture of prayer which encourages US aligning OUR will with God’s.
contrary to many of the prayers we espouse today, christ seemed more concerned with our own posture than with changing God’s posture.
many bloggers and friends of mine have, in recent months, discussed prayer. rachel held evans posted some thoughts on structured prayer just yesterday. tony jones has been one of the primary resources for my recent thinking through why we pray – the result of this post he wrote in march of 2011. these and other helpful resources have been instrumental in resurrecting thoughtful conversation surrounding prayer.
this conversation is needed, because many of our prayers are hollow. theologically uninformed. misdirected.
we need to become more educated in prayer. Continue Reading…