Yesterday, Jesus provided a parable about the power of persistent prayer. Today, he preaches about the problem of proud praying:
Yesterday, Jesus taught us how to pray. Today, he expands on that teaching:
One day, Jesus was praying. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
Jesus, echoing what he said here in the Sermon on the Mount, replied with 38 of the most beautiful words ever spoken. Pray through each and every one of them right now with all your ♥.
After the Transfiguration, Jesus, Peter, John and James came back down the mountain where they encountered the other disciples arguing with some religious experts in the midst of a crowd. Here’s what happened:
To me, there’s nothing more comforting than today’s words from Jesus:
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Which of you, if his 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!
We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount. For the past several days we’ve been taking a deeeeep dive into the model prayer provided by Jesus — commonly known as the Lord’s Prayer.
Let’s conclude by praying once more through each and every word right now with all your ♥.