To pray with Jesus

8 Nov

What do you think went through the minds of the disciples that day – the day they asked Jesus to teach them to pray? That’s the day Jesus gave us the Our Father, the Lord’s Prayer.

We know it is a perfect prayer because it came from the mind and heart of our Lord. It is a perfect prayer because in the first part, Jesus focuses our attention on the Father, his holiness, his kingdom and his will. It is also perfect because in the last half of the prayer, Jesus teaches us to put our entire lives in the Father’s hands. “Give us this day …” the present; “forgive us …” the past; and, “lead us not” … the future.

I wonder what would happen if we, deciding to pray the Our Father, asked Jesus to pray with us, to teach us right now how to pray.

Why not try it? Jesus is real. You are real. Ask him.

Please share your experience with me — and I’ll share it with all readers.


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