{Matthew 6:9; ESV}

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.”

“While we ordinarily first bring our own needs to God in prayer, and then think of what belongs to God and His interests, the Master reverses the order. First, Thy name, Thy kingdom, Thy will; then, give us, forgive us, lead us, deliver us. The lesson is of more importance than we think. In true worship the Father must be first, must be all. The sooner I learn to forget myself in the desire that HE may be glorified, the richer will the blessing be that prayer will bring to myself. No one ever loses by what he sacrifices for the Father.”

Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer, Kindle Version

Questions to consider:

  • Why do we focus on our problems first?
  • How did Jesus teach us to pray?
  • How can make sure our focus remains on God?
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