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Prayer: Part I

10 Sep

A manuscript simply referred to as The Kneeling Christian, the author of which is unknown, shares a story in which a child proffers the following spiritually astute definition of prayer, “[p]rayer is an offering up of our desires unto God for things agreeable to His will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins and thankful, acknowledgement of His mercies.

This  definition embodies the themes and principles embodied in the Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:1-13). 

Prayer is directed to the Father.

Prayer is an expression of worship and adoration.

Prayer is an expression of submission of individual will to the will of the Father.

Prayer reflects dependence of God.

In prayer, we extend forgiveness and are ourselves forgiven.

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