Are you feeling alone? Do you need prayer? Are you struggling to find meaning through a difficult time?
God hears and answers prayer. We are privileged to take part in the unfolding of God’s beautiful plan for his creation and his people, which we do through prayer.
Find instruction and encouragement in this brief selection from the New City Catechism, and from the words of Jesus Christ from the Sermon on the Mount…
New City Catechism - Question 38
What is prayer?
Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving.
New City Catechism - Question 39
With what attitude should we pray?
With love, perseverance, and gratefulness; in humble submission to God’s will, knowing that, for the sake of Christ, he always hears our prayers.
New City Catechism- Question 40
What should we pray?
The whole Word of God directs and inspires us in what we should pray, including the prayer Jesus himself taught us.
The Lord’s Prayer
Matthew 6:5-15 (NASV)
“And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
“Pray then in this way:
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 also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us to the time of trial,
but rescue us from the evil one.
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
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