In the great hymn, Be Thou My Vision, the lyrics state: “Thou my best thought by day or by night…”. As we prepare for worship this Sunday, I want you to begin to pray the words of Jesus that we will study this week, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name.” There is something tragic when the most glorious, good, and gracious God hardly figures in peoples’ thinking. For many people, they give lip service to the existence of God, but He doesn’t loom large in their minds as “their best thought by day or by night.”
For Jesus, this was the all-consuming passion of His earthly life. He knew and adored His Father as incomparably great and glorious and He longed that
everyone knew Him that way. As we come through this Covid19 “crisis”, would you pray that beginning with Waterbrooke Church, God would become our all-consuming passion? Pray that HE would be revered to the ends of the earth!
From Series: "Whatever It Takes: Finding Fresh Power In A Familiar Prayer"
Whatever It Takes: Finding Fresh Power In A Familiar Prayer
Have you ever wondered if people can really change? Have you ever
wondered if you could truly change? Often, we think to ourselves that the
possibility of deep change in our lives is increasingly unlikely as time goes on. We
struggle with the same old sins. We fall into the same bad habits. We get stuck in the same mindless amusements. Who really changes and for how long?
One of the great encouragements of the Bible is that there is power for deep and lasting change through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. One of the greatest and most familiar passages in the Bible, The Lord’s Prayer, is actually designed to call God’s people to seek God’s face for deep authentic personal change. Over the next several weeks, we are going to look at a familiar passage of Scripture in what is hopefully a completely fresh and unfamiliar way.
Whatever It Takes is discovering how Jesus’ teaching on prayer is a clear call to seek a radically new set of passions and priorities in our lives – Kingdom priorities.
Pray that God will help all of us pray an old prayer in a radically new way. Are you willing to pray “Whatever It Takes”?