Are We Listening to Jesus?
Jesus tells us that the best place to impact our public world is secret with the Father.
But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. (Matthew 6:6)
Jesus tells us to avoid needless repetition
And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. (Matthey 6:7)
Jesus tells us that our heavenly Father knows our needs even before we ask.
“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. (Matthew 6:8)
Jesus prayers a short and simple prayer that reveals to us what we really need and for what we should be asking.
Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13)
We need a good Father
We need a righteous community
We need daily energy
We need forgiveness and the power to forgive
We need guidance and deliverance.
We need hope of a permanent, happy ending