When's the last time you prayed the Lord's Prayer? I mean really prayed the Lord's Prayer, like it meant something?
If you're like me, you might have answered that you pray it every Sunday at church, so of course, this one is familiar and known. Yet, the second question made you pause and think... It means something because it's the prayer Jesus gave us. It's ancient and sacred. It's connected to our experience of worship. So, yes, it means something... but does it connect with your heart and soul in a way that deepens your prayers? Do you truly know how to pray the Lord's Prayer effectively?
The Lord's Prayer: More Than a Memory Verse
How often does the Lord's Prayer feel more like a memory verse than a powerful template for prayer? It's a prayer many of us learned as children. We memorize it and teach our children to memorize it. We recite it from rote memory during church. We call upon it during times of crisis when other words elude us.
There's nothing wrong with memorizing and reciting the Lord's Prayer, but we're missing so much more if we don't take it further.
What Is The Lord's Prayer?
The disciples had watched Jesus pray numerous times. The more they watched, the more they began to wonder why his prayers weren’t like their own. The disciples were no strangers to prayer. They’d grown up in the synagogue and knew how to pray, yet something seemed different when Jesus prayed. Something seemed deeper, more sincere, more connected to God, more powerful, and more transformational, but they couldn’t quite put their finger on the difference. So, they asked the teacher for a lesson in how to pray. “Lord, teach us to pray...” (Luke 11:1)
Jesus responded with the 72 words we know so well as the Lord’s Prayer. Yet, he didn’t intend this to simply be a memory verse, a prayer to only be recited from rote memory. Instead, he gave the disciples a template for prayer. He outlined how to approach God in prayer, explaining the different conversation points we should have in our prayers, and how crucial it is to align our hearts with God’s.
We memorize the Lord’s Prayer not just so we can recite a prayer, but so that we can easily recall the key components of prayer.
"The Lord’s Prayer may be committed to memory quickly, but it is slowly learnt by heart."
~Frederick Denison Maurice
Why Pray The Lord's Prayer?
If you want to know how to pray, look no further than the Lord’s Prayer.
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The Lord’s Prayer is a prayer for all time. A single prayer that can transform your life.
A simple prayer that can teach you all you need to know about prayer.
A brief, 72 word prayer that can take a lifetime to fully pray.
"I used to think the Lord’s Prayer was a short prayer; but as I live longer, and see more of life, I begin to believe there is no such thing as getting through it. If a man, in praying that prayer, were to be stopped by every word until he had thoroughly prayed it, it would take him a lifetime. "~Henry Ward Beecher
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Kathryn is an ordinary girl following an extraordinary God, writing about prayer and following Jesus at www.KathrynShirey.com.
A recovering prayer skeptic who's experienced first-hand the power of prayer, she's passionate about guiding others to discover the transformation possible through prayer.
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