Have you ever asked someone to pray for you about a decision you were facing? What do you think they prayed? What would you have prayed for them? How would either of you know if your prayer was answered?
As we have explored what Jesus taught us to pray in the Disciples’ prayer, we are faced with what it would look like for us to join him in his work. What decisions would we make if what we wanted more than anything in the world was that our Father’s name was hallowed everywhere we went?
What choices might we make if we wanted to see God’s kingdom come into everything we did, or we wanted God’s will to be done all over our community?
How would it affect us to daily trust God to provide our daily bread, and to keep short accounts with him in the area of forgiveness for ourselves and others?
And how would we know which of our choices would answer our prayer that God lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil?
In this concluding look at the Disciples’ prayer, our whole focus is on how praying as Jesus taught us affects our decisions. The more we put into practice Jesus’ instructions, the more we realize that some options would stand in the way of what we have prayed, while others seem to fall right into place with the will of God.
Join our home church as we explore the wonderful world of decisions based on praying as Jesus taught us. Perhaps it will help you know how to pray about something you are now facing, and what it will look like when God answers.
Unless otherwise noted, Scriptures are from the English Standard Version (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.)