Daily Archives: May 11, 2012

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The Lord’s Prayer and Your Children

Jesus gave instructions to his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount about the basics of the Christian life. The sermon is powerful and wide ranging. It is all the more astounding because of its concise nature. Our Lord uses words with remarkable clarity and directness. The sermon is brief yet complete.  Through this masterpiece Jesus gives clear directives that are designed by the Holy Spirit to captivate your attention. For example in Matthew 6:9, Christ tells his disciples “this is how you should pray”.  What follows is the model for how all of us should pray and how you should teach your children to pray. This one prayer consisting of 57 words in Matthew’s gospel is an infallible primer […]