What Did Jesus Say About Talking to God (10 of 15) by Rick White

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What Did Jesus Say About Talking to God (10 of 15)
WWJD: The Series
Rick White
Matthew 6:7-15

(Mat 6:7-15 NIV) And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. {8} Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. {9} "This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, {10} your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. {11} Give us today our daily bread. {12} Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. {13} And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.' {14} For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. {15} But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.


"Teach us to Pray" Matthew 6:5-18
WWJD-The Series

A Nebraska pastor by the name of Walt Winger had a little revelation into his prayer life one Sunday morning. One of his children's Sunday School teachers found him before church started and showed him a picture in the quarterly of Jesus in agonizing prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, while his disciples slept in the background. "I showed this picture to my class today," she announced, "and one of the students said, "'that reminds me of our pastor.' "

Well, Pastor Walt was overwhelmed. To be compared to Jesus, and Jesus in prayer no less, well, what do you say? While he stuttered and stammered, searching for words that were sufficiently humble, the teacher asked, "Wanna know why he said that?"

"Yes, of course," he said, trying not to sound to proud. "Little Ronnie Harris pointed to all the disciples sleeping and said, "Hey look. Jesus must have prayed one of them long prayers like pastor Walt does!"

Like many of you, I have found prayer to be the hardest work I ever do. ...

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