Faith Building Blocks—The Lord’s Prayer

Jesus taught his disciples to pray using the words of the Lord’s Prayer. Fast forward to today, when we recite the Lord’s Prayer together nearly every time we
gather for worship. Many people learn this prayer as children and know it by heart. Through these resources, may you discover new insights and fresh ways to practice this timeless “building block” of faith.

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Pause, light a candle, & take 15 minutes for caring conversation and prayer.

Share: What were your high and low points today?
Read: Matthew 6:7-8: “When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases…for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
Reflect: Jesus said this to his disciples when introducing the Lord’s Prayer. Why do you think Jesus would tell them (us) to pray if God already knows what we need?
Pray: “Dear Father/Abba/Daddy, thank you for the gift of the prayer we call the Lord’s Prayer, and for giving us a tool to connect with you. Amen. “
Bless: Trace a cross on each other’s shoulder, hand, or head and say “[Name], you are a beloved child of God.”

For more conversation starters, try Daring Deep Discussions.
For more Bible texts, go to Suggested Scripture Readings.

Going Deeper

The Lord’s Prayer has lots of big and unusual words, and can be a little confusing!
Douglas explains what the different parts mean in a kid-friendly way—and adults will likely learn something, too!

Practice meditative prayer in motion by flowing through sun salutations linked with the Lord’s Prayer.

Enjoy Joshua Aaron’s Our Father / Avinu (“The Lord’s Prayer”) song, recorded live in Hebrew, at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem.

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