Is there a “right” or a “wrong” way to pray? According to God’s Word, there actually is…but probably not how you’re thinking!
This week on the podcast, we’re going to take a look at the instructions Jesus gave us for praying in the “Sermon on the Mount,” including perhaps the most famous prayer ever recorded. We’ll see the ways we’re *not* supposed to pray…and the encouragement of how we should. We’ve also got a special ministry opportunity to share, and much more. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!
(Hosted by Andrew)
References in this episode:
- Matthew 6:5-13
The May Challenge!
For the month of May, we’re going to be focusing on something very special: something that allows us to have an audience with the “Supreme Commander of the Universe.” It’s something that Jesus even did, as he said in Luke 22:42, “…not my will, but thine be done.” We’re talking about prayer, and learning to fellowship with God!
So, here’s our challenge for this month: Set aside at least 10 minutes a day for prayer every day this month!
Our goal this month is once again to avoid thinking about the challenge as something to just “check off,” but to look forward to an appointment of fellowship with God each day, in addition to talking to God “without ceasing” throughout the day (we’ll be discussing that too!). In fact, if you already have habit of prayer each day, take the challenge to the next level, and increase your normal time of fellowship with God by 10 minutes! We want to be encouraging you to make a habit of setting aside time to go before God’s Throne, interceding for others, and seeking God’s direction and guidance in every step of our lives. Join us on the podcast each week as we dig deeper into what God’s Word has to say about this incredible privilege of communing with our Heavenly Father in prayer!
The Challenges Survey!
If you’ve taken part in any of our challenges on the podcast over the past few months, we want to hear from you! Please take a few moments to fill out our survey with some honest thoughts about our challenges program, and let us know what you think!
Don’t forget our VersePic of the Month!
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Special thanks to Greg Howlett for some of the music in this episode.