The Greatest Prayer
(Posted January 18, 2019)
“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction
that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me
seemed insufficient for that day.” ― Abraham Lincoln
In an era of uncertainty, it would seem that most of us would feel the urge to pray a lot more often. But prayer can, for many of us, come haltingly, if at all. We somehow feel inadequate when we start to call on God. However, there are prayers we all know that can start us into the mode of opening up to God, to the presence of Jesus in our hearts. What is it that you think God expects of us when we pray?
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I’m using this time before Lent starts (on March 6) to bring up prayer, and to help us understand the power of some of the ones we all know and love. This Sunday, we will be living in the spirit of The Lord’s Prayer – which is called the Greatest Prayer, and also The Prayer of Jesus. What we, in the context of our present culture, don’t understand is that this is the prayer of a revolutionary thinker, of someone whose words turned his own world upside down and who rewrites what we understand that God is expecting of us today. Join us this Sunday for some Jazz and exploration into the heart of The Lord’s Prayer. - Pastor Pat Kriss