Senior Pastor’s Devotional
Day 13 Movement Restriction Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”
“The Lord’s Prayer.”
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray.” It was from there that Jesus taught us ‘the Lord’s prayer’
The “Lord’s Prayer” is popularly being used of by many but it must be properly UNDERSTOOD.
*Prayer is not chanting some religious words. (The Lord’s prayer is not for us to ‘chant.’
*Prayer is not about using the right words. (Don’t worry about the right words. It is the heart that matters more.)
*Prayer is not a religious ritual for us to do so as to appease God. (It is not about praying day and night just to appease Him or to fulfill a religious duty.)
The true element of prayer is based on a relationship where ‘man talk to God’ and ‘God talking to man’ at anytime (not just a set time, but while we are walking, driving, working) and anywhere (in church, at home, office etc)
In Matthew 6:9, Jesus begun by teaching us to pray, “Our Father in heaven…..”
Quite a number of our Malay, Chinese and Indian friends were amazed when they heard us addressing God as “Father.” It is not common because to many, GOD is “untouchable” and too mighty and such intimate term is not used by them and neither do their scriptures tell them so.
‘Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.’
Most of us will have very little relationship with our gods except for looking to him for blessings and protection. We looked to our God as someone high above and we did not know how he was like except through whatever that comes through our imaginations.
However – Knowing and being able to call the Almighty, “our Father” helps or encourages you in your prayer life because it will help us to have the CONFIDENCE that our heavenly Father will have the best interest in his heart for us.
Through my POSITION and IDENTITY as a child, I can pray with ASSURANCE that He hears my prayer.
So, let s draw near to Our heavenly Father.