Prayer & Fasting - Day 10

Twenty-One Days of Fasting and Prayer
Devotions for Families
JANUARY 2019

DAY TEN – Pray This Way
 

“This, then, is how you should pray:” Matthew 6:9

What I notice first in this verse is you should pray!
Then I notice Jesus said there is a pattern for how to pray.
I remember Jesus said there is a wrong way to pray! He pointed at the religious leaders and said, “Don’t pray like that!”

What were they doing wrong?

First, they were praying to attract attention to themselves. They stood on busy street corners in the middle of town as prayed loud long fancy prayers for people to hear.

Second, they were praying to make people think they were more spiritual than they were.

Third, by trying to make themselves look good they were making God look bad.

Now, Jesus is ready to show you how you SHOULD pray.
This is how Jesus introduces what we call “The Lord’s Prayer”. The rest of these daily family devotionals will help you understand how Jesus taught you to pray!

Ask:
  1. Do I pray every day?
  2. Do I pray to look religious?
  3. Do I pray because I must or because I want to?
  4. Do I need to learn from Jesus how to pray better?

Pray:
Heavenly Father, thank you that I can pray to you every day! Thank you that you are always ready to listen to me. Forgive me for the times I have prayed to be noticed by other people. Thank you for teaching me how not to pray! Thank you for giving me a pattern for prayer. Teach me how to pray better as I study the Lord’s Prayer! In Jesus’ Name, amen.

By: Pastor Brad
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