How Should We Pray?
In Luke 11:1. Jesus was praying at a certain place and when He finished one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray.” They wanted the same reality of prayer and vitality of relationship with God that Jesus experienced. So, He taught them. And He teaches us.
5 “Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward! 6 But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 When you pray, don’t babble like the idolaters, since they imagine they’ll be heard for their many words. 8 Don’t be like them, because your Father knows the things you need before you ask Him. –– Matthew 6:5-8
Prayer is talking with God (individually and/or corporately) about anything, anywhere, anytime with the right attitude.
sermon by: Larry Murray