Prayer is a wonderful privilege for believers in Christ. How wonderful to be able to talk to God, to know him, to have a relationship with him. Yet often, just as some peopel end up with an unhealthy relationship with food, we can end up with an unhealthy relationship with prayer. It becomes a legalistic burden to us.
The good news is that Jesus has helpfully given teaching on how to pray. We find it in Matthew 6:5-13. In this series of video/audio talks I’ll be looking at how to pray as we learn from the Lord’s prayer.
We start with something very surprising. Often people ask “Why bother praying if God already knows?” Jesus says that this is exactly why we should pray!