Today’s Passage: Luke 11:1-13
Opening Prayer: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. Luke 11:2-4 (NIV)
Opening Song: Tauren Wells – When We Pray (Official Music Video)
Message [used with permission from A Sermon for Every Sunday]: Teach Us To Pray: The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost [7/28/19] by Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday.
Are you satisfied with your prayer life? Would you be surprised to know that, according to one survey, very few Protestant ministers are satisfied with their personal prayer lives? Dr. Jim Somerville preaches a sermon from Luke 11:1-13, Luke’s version of the Lord’s Prayer. Somerville, when describing his own prayer life, said, “All I really needed [to make it better] was a decision, some discipline, and A Guide to Prayer.” Jesus gives his disciples a guide to prayer in today’s passage. Listen and learn more about the Lord’s Prayer and how it can guide the way we pray.
Closing Song: Our Father – Hillsong Worship
Closing Prayer: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)
Epilogue: Sanctus Real – Pray