Swiss Army Knife – Prayer


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Matthew 6:5-14
 
Jesus gives is an alternative to the attention seeking public prayer of his time. Rather than pray to impress others he tells us to pray in secret where we can have our attention on God alone. Christs example to us, the Lord’s Prayer, prompts us to pray with a template of Presence, Purity, Power, Provision, Pardon, Protection.
 
“Prayer is one of life’s great mysteries. Most people pray at least sometimes…At its lowest, prayer is shouting into a void on the off-chance there may be someone out there listening. At its highest, prayer merges into love, as the presence of God becomes so real that we pass beyond words and into a sense of His reality, generosity, delight and grace.” – NT Wright