Just as the disciples asked Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray…”, we also are learning to pray. This morning in our Graystone “Prayer Meeting” we had grandfathers all the way down to elementary age boys with their fathers. And we are ALL learning to PRAY TOGETHER.
The lesson we learned on prayer this morning is “Who are we praying to?”. When Jesus taught the disciples to pray, he taught them the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). The first line of the Lord’s Prayer is “Our Father in Heaven”. God, our Heavenly Father, is who we are praying to. We are His children and He loves us. He wants us to live an abundantly life in Christ (John 10:10).
Jesus taught in Matthew 7:9-11, “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
God is our Heavenly Father. He wants to give us good gifts. Let us approach is throne of grace with confidence (Hebrews 4:16).