“Our Father, who art in heaven….”
That’s a good start, as given by our Lord himself, to teach us how to pray. It includes what may be the greatest incentive of all to pray: because God is our Father. Our loving, merciful, generous Father, “who art in heaven.”
And we probably all have that wonderful prayer memorized—a good one to pray together in church services, by the way.
But how else shall we model prayer and teach the church to pray?
We probably would all admit that consistent praise, confession, and “supplication,” as Paul called it, are hard work in a busy life. It is hard to teach and model to a whole church full of busy people, some of whom feel little motivation to pray better unless their kids are growing into teenagers or their health is at risk.
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