What do you say when you pray? A lot of times when we think about prayer our focus becomes on our side of the conversation. Prayer is conversation and conversation is about talking and listening! Both are important and both deserve our attention and willingness to learn!
Luke 11:1-4 tells us: “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 2He said to them, “When you pray, say:” ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. 3Give us each day our daily bread. 4Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. “
Notice who we are to talk and listen to – Our Father God.
Second you will discover what we are to pray – We are to pray for God’s will!
Next, we are to ask God for our daily bread – Trusting that He will provide for our needs!
We tend to forget that we are sinners – And this is why it is important that we ask God for His forgiveness. We are really not free to ask for what we are not willing to give, so if you want forgiveness, then it is important that you give forgiveness!
And we should ask God to help us to stay away from temptations! They seem to always be knocking at our door!
When you have a conversation today – use this as a guide to make sure that you talk about and listen for the right things!