Prayer is one of those things we Christians talk a lot about and seem to know about, but, often, struggle the most with. Ever feel like you only pray when you need something? How many times have you felt bad because you thought God had more important prayers requests to answer? We’ve all been there!
This week in our worship service, our praying takes center stage as we consider what kind of attitude Jesus wanted us to have when we pray.
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’ For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’” And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
What kind of attitude are we to have? Here’s a hint: Just keep praying. Just keep praying.
And a modern take on the Lord’s Prayer.