Have you noticed that the prayer Jesus taught the disciples to pray seems like it focuses on things that we don’t often focus on? I think that was the thing that made Jesus’ prayer so different. I think that might be what it was that caused one of his disciples to ask him, “Lord teach us to pray as John also taught his disciples.” Maybe it was not that Jesus prayed louder or quietly. Maybe it was not that he prayed with more boldness than they did or more intimacy or less urgency. Maybe it was not just that Jesus prayed differently or sounded different, maybe it was that when Jesus prayed he prayed for different things than they had ever thought of praying for. Jesus focused on the relationship of prayer, we are all children talking to, calling on, yielding to the Father. The relationship is the key to everything.
In this fifth sermon of the mini-series, “The Gift of Prayer,” pastor Abie Kulynych looks at the last request Jesus taught saying, “Lead us not into temptation.” Are you tempted to always take the lead? Are you in a constant backseat driving mode? Don’t miss out on this message.