Voices: Prayer

Devotion for Friday, December 9

1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
Matthew 6:9-18
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.11 Give us this day our daily bread.12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

When it comes to our voice, we ought to speak to God. God wants us to talk to Him. 1 Thessalonians commands us to “pray without ceasing.”

What do you think it means to pray without ceasing?

In Matthew 6:9-18 Jesus answers his disciples when they ask him to pray.

Do you think that Jesus meant to say those exact words when it is time to pray?

Is there any kind of an outline to Jesus prayer? Can it be a model of how we should pray?

How’s your prayer life going? Has God heard your voice in a while? Maybe it’s time to talk to God.