Teach Us To Pray
One day, Jesus’ disciples saw Him praying. They asked, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:2). In teaching them how to pray, Jesus gave them a model by which to pray — traditionally called The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9–13; Luke 11:2–4). But do we really understand what Jesus is teaching us about prayer?
In this issue of Enrichment, we asked James T. Bradford, Dick Brogdon, Isaac Canales, Joseph L. Castleberry, Alicia Britt Chole, Jason Frenn, Tom Lofton, Lori O’Dea, Doug Oss, Marc Turnage, George O. Wood, and George Paul Wood to examine The Lord’s Prayer and bring practical application for pastors and their congregations. The Enrichment staff trusts these articles provide you with fresh insight and teaching material for an often-quoted prayer.
GEORGE P. WOOD
Andrea Lathrop, Bill Miller, Jack Mourning, Scott Wilson
While pastors and staff may talk about the importance of prayer, they may not be putting the kind of emphasis on prayer that produces powerful results. Scott Wilson, senior pastor at The Oaks Fellowship, and three of his key leaders discuss the power of a praying church.
Alicia Britt Chole
What would happen if a wave of leaders acknowledged their hunger — their need for a more intimate prayer life — and invited those they lead into their journeys?
Practical ideas and principles to encourage and engage the church to pray in light of the biblical names for God.
George Paul Wood
Whether from the standpoint of prayer’s proper order or from our hopeful expectation, we must learn to pray the words, “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Just as Jesus taught His disciples to depend on God and ask Him for their daily bread, pastors need to teach their people that God is their provider for all things pertaining to their daily existence.
The Lord’s Prayer, in Luke 11, is a scriptural model for helping people in your church draw closer to God through initial conversion and ongoing confession.
Just as Jesus taught His disciples how to forgive, pastors need to remind their people that if they want God’s best for their lives, His plan, His will, the future He planned for them from eternity past, they will need to do the work of forgiveness.
James T. Bradford
To fully appreciate the importance of the phrase “Lead us not into temptation” from the Lord’s Prayer, it is helpful first to understand how temptation works to grasp the temptation process — the setup, the wear down, and the kill.
Why suffering is a necessary common denominator of the Christian experience and what our afflictions teach us about trusting God.
Joseph L. Castleberry
Jesus said to pray, “Your will be done.” When we pray in tongues, the Holy Spirit guides our spirits to pray according to the will of God.
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Important principles on how God delivers His children from evil when they reach out to Him through prayer.
Modern readers who understand the Lord’s Prayer within its linguistic and cultural context gain a new, profound understanding of Jesus, His faith, and what He expects of His followers.
From the General Superintendent
If only prayer could deliver a demoniac, how much more is prayer required when we pray for the world, the nation, the Church, and the tremendous needs faced within our communities and congregations?
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