Teach Us How To Pray | 7 Sessions
In response to His disciples' request on how to pray, Jesus gave them what has become known as the Lord's Prayer. In reality it could be called the Disciples' Prayer, since it was given directly to them. Some have been taught it is a prayer that we are supposed to religiously recite word for word. Some even treat the Lord's Prayer as a mantra that will ensure God's blessings. However, when we study this prayer, we realize that Jesus is far more interested in our hearts when we pray, than in the words we use.
In this 7-week Life Group series titled "Teach Us How to Pray," we will be dissecting the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. Each phrase from this prayer has divine direction that not only connects us with our Heavenly Father, but also allows the Holy Spirit to shape our hearts and minds to His will and image.
Through this study and discussion, we will learn that the Lord's Prayer can be understood as a pattern of how to pray. It gives us the fundamental components that can go into our prayer time as we converse with God. As we learn how to pray from Jesus' teaching, we see that He perfectly addresses all areas of life that must be developed in order to allow the Holy Spirit to mold and shape us into the men and women He created us to be.