Dear Dickinson First Family and Friends,
In the very center of the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7, Jesus teaches his disciples about praying. He teaches them how to pray and what to avoid while praying. And then, Jesus gives the disciples a prayer model. Matthew’s version of the prayer model became known as the Lord’s Prayer.
This week in our Summer on the Mount worship series, we’re going to take a closer look at the Lord’s Prayer. That includes making connections between the Lord’s Prayer and the rest of the Gospel According to Matthew. It includes learning how the prayer has been used throughout the history of the church. And it includes the prayer’s relevance in our lives today.
Our children have been learning the Lord’s Prayer during their Sunday morning time together. We want everyone to be able to participate meaningfully in worship, and that includes children. We encourage families with young children to say the Lord’s Prayer together on a daily basis. It’s an excellent way to help your children with their own spiritual growth.
If saying the Lord’s Prayer is not yet a part of your daily routine, your daily Life Under the Cross, I invite you to take some time and review your daily routine. Is there a place in your day that inserting the Lord’s Prayer could help? Write it in your calendar, set an alarm, tie a string around your finger - then pray!