Praying the Lord’s Prayer… in reverse


Apprentice 2 Jesus

NT Wright’s book Simply Good News challenges the reader to look at how we pray. We often pray the Lord’s Prayer in reverse. I will be looking at Wright’s analysis on “praying as good news people”  in my message on Sunday. His contention is the Lord’s Prayer helps us with priorities in prayer. They are sections that can be slapped together in any way. It’s important to note the priority of the order.

This is always a challenge for me, personally. There are several mornings I wake up with thoughts of how to proceed with important issues in our church. I think about the property sale and the move… and budgets… and timing…

And my first tendency is to start with the end of the prayer: HELP!

But the invitation from the Lord is to start with “FATHER!”

What a difference it can make if I can get my mind…

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