Daily Archives: May 16, 2012

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Our Father in Heaven

What does the opening line of the Lord’s Prayer teach us? When working with children, truth that is clearly and simply stated is essential.  This is why this prayer in Matthew 6 is a model not only for how to pray, but for how to speak.  Jesus says earlier in chapter that the prayers of his people should not be like the babbling prayers of the pagans that overflow with many words. Many words offer no guarantee that your prayers will be heard. Trust that your Father in heaven knows exactly what you need before you ask him. While it is important to come to God in faith with specific requests, it is also important to realize that informing God […]