The Model Prayer - Our Relationships (12 of 14) by Donald Cantrell

The Model Prayer - Our Relationships (12 of 14)
Series: It Was Just A Prayer Meeting
Donald Cantrell
Matthew 6:9


One aspect of the model prayer deals with our relationships, especially our relationship with God and our fellowman. If we look closely at this prayer we will realize clearly that God loves us and cares about every aspect of our lives. I came across the following true story about how God even cares about the minutest things in our lives.


A true story: Brenda was a young woman who was invited to go rock climbing. Although she was scared to death, she went with her group to a tremendous granite cliff. In spite of her fear, she put on the gear, took a hold on the rope, and started up the face of that rock. Well, she got to a ledge where she could take a breather. As she was hanging on there, the safety rope snapped against Brenda's eye and knocked out her contact lens.

Well, here she is on a rock ledge, with hundreds of feet below her and hundreds of feet above her. Of course, she looked and looked and looked, hoping it had landed on the ledge, but it just wasn't there. Here she was, far from home, her sight now blurry. She was desperate and began to get upset, so she prayed to the Lord to help her to find it.

When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens, but there was no contact lens to be found. She sat down, despondent, with the rest of the party, waiting for the rest of them to make it up the face of the cliff. She looked out across range after range of mountains, thinking of that Bible verse that says, ''The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth.'' She thought, ''Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is. Please help me.''

Finally, they walked down the trail to the bottom. At the bottom there was a new party of climbers just starting up the fac ...

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