“Pray then in this way:
‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us to the time of trial,
but rescue us from the evil one.’”
In reading about the life of Jesus we find a number of accounts of Jesus praying. And in Matthew’s gospel, Jesus taught his disciples how to pray in what we have come to know as The Lord’s Prayer. It is a prayer with a pattern: adoration, confession, petition. Sometimes our conversation is enhanced as we follow a pattern.
There was a professor named Dr. Ben Johnson at Columbia Theological Seminary when Dr. Harvey and I were students there. Dr. Johnson published a little pamphlet called “An Adventure in Prayer”. Ben Johnson suggests that we spend 15 minutes every morning in prayer – following this pattern:
Dr. Ben Johnson suggests that as we take this adventure in prayer – starting each day with a 15 minute conversation, our lives will be changed and enriched.
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