How to Pause in Prayer

Last week I introduced a new sermon series on prayer called How to Pray. The series is based on The Lord’s Prayer with insights from a book by Pete Greig called How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People.  According to Luke 11:1, the disciples came to Jesus with a request, “Teach us to pray…” And Jesus said, “This is how you should pray…” (Luke 11:2a NLT). Then He launched into a model prayer that has endured through the ages, “Our Father…” For us, that’s a familiar prompt to continue, “…who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name.” But …

How to Pray

Pastor Craig Carter The start of a new year gives individuals and organizations an opportunity to review past performance, consider the present state of affairs, and make plans for the future. As a pastor, I tend to see the start of a new year as an opportunity to realign our priorities and make sure we’re keeping the main thing the main thing. That’s why I am choosing to start the new year with a sermon series titled, How to Pray. The priority of prayer is written on almost every page of the Bible and in every chapter of church history. …