Apr 10, 2012 - Uncategorized   

Learning to Pray – How to Pray

In my morning Bible reading I started reading Luke 11.  I will quote the scripture below.  As I read the passage through vs Luke 11: 8-13, it reminded me that sometimes simply I just forget to ask!   Think about it this way, If you drove into McDonalds drive thru, and skipped the order menu, didn’t tell them what you wanted and then drove the window, expecting your food!  And they were supposed to get it right.   Yes I know that God is all knowing, and he would know what fries and shake you wanted, but you are missing the point if you think that way!  HE WANTS US TO ASK.   What did you ask for today?

 

Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer

1One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:

“‘Father,[a] hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.[b] 3 Give us each day our daily bread. 4 Forgive us our sins,    for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.[c] And lead us not into temptation.[d]’”

5 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ 7 And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity[e] he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for[f] a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

New International Version (NIV)

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