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 And 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.’ (Luke 18:9 – 14)
We had a blessed time last week considering the Disciplines of Bible Study and Spiritual Warfare. This week we focus on the Disciplines of Prayer and Fasting, starting with Prayer.
How does our theme of God’s Glory relate to the Discipline of Prayer? There is a very strong relationship, and no clearer evidence of this than the priority Jesus gave God’s glory in the prayer He taught his disciples. “Hallowed be your name” is a clear reference to God’s glory. This should be very instructive to us because often our tendency is to focus on making requests.
Think about your prayer life. How do you make God’s glory a priority in your prayers?