The first week we looked at conditions and commands for prayer, you can listen and see the summary notes.
This week we are looking at the pattern or structure of prayer.
Asking the question, should our prayer have a specific pattern or core elements?
What do you think?
While there are many passages on prayer, we are investigating one Old Testament prayer, that of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1:5-11; 2:4) and one New Testament prayer, the “Disciples Prayer” (Matthew 6:5-15).
There are lots of wonderful observations and lessons in these two prayers, two that struck me are:
- Prayer does not eliminate action it fuels it
- Prayer should not be perfunctory performance but purposeful dependence
More in a couple of days.