The Power Of A Simple Prayer

The Power Of A Simple Prayer

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The Pocket Prayer 

We aren't the first to struggle with prayer. The sign-up sheet for Prayer 101 contains some familiar names: the apostles John, James, Andrew, and Peter. When one of Jesus' disciples requested, "Lord, teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1 NIV), none of the others objected. No one walked away saying, "Hey, I have prayer figured out." The first followers of Jesus needed prayer guidance. Maybe you do too. 

When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, he gave them a prayer. Not a lecture on prayer. Not the doctrine of prayer. He gave them a quotable, repeatable, portable prayer (Luke 11:1-4). 

Could you use the same? It seems to me that the prayers of the Bible can be distilled into one. The result is a simple, easy-to-remember, pocket-size prayer: 

Father, 
you are good. 
I need help. Heal me and forgive me. 
They need help. 
Thank you. 
In Jesus' name, amen. 

Let this prayer punctuate your day. As you begin your morning, Father, you are good. As you commute to work...

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