Prayer is fellowship with the Most High God, and a means by which Christ comes to possess our heart. The main purpose of prayer is that we get to know God. If we truly desire the first commandment be first in our hearts, we must spend time with God in prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer provides a series of petitions which provide a framework for daily prayer. Martin Luther, John Calvin, Bishop Lancelot Andrewes, and our own Bishop Julian Dobbs used and use the Lord’s Prayer as framework for daily intercession.
Each week we will have a short introduction for that week’s petition. And then we will pray. When I was first exposed to this manner of prayer, it was helpful to have it modeled for me. Since that time this has been my model for daily prayer. It has been a blessing for me and my family since that time. God does desire and honor our time spent with Him. I hope you will attend and find this to become a blessing in your life.
“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.”
“Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
“Give us this day our daily bread.”
“Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
“For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”