The disciples traveled with Jesus for nearly three years observing his actions, hearing his teachings, and following in his footsteps. From time to time they questioned Jesus about parables and miracles. But, when it came to seeking instruction, they never begged, “Lord teach us to teach like you!” or, “Lord, teach us to do that miracle!” Instead, what captured their attention was hearing Christ pray.
In Luke’s Gospel, the disciples, observing Jesus in prayer, ask of him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples.” They wanted to know how to talk to God in prayer.
In the month of April, we will take a closer look at the prayer Christ taught and identify how it offers us more than mere words to speak in prayer. The Lord’s Prayer, also known as the Our Father, teaches us about an appropriate attitude, mentality, and faithfulness in prayer. For three weeks we will study the prayer, found in Matthew’s Gospel, and then on the fourth week learn to practice prayer in an alternative worship experience, ENCOUNTERING GOD with our Hearts, Hands, and Minds.
Worship at WSUMC this April.
Worship is held each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.*
Lord, Teach Us To Pray: Part I (Matthew 6:5-15)
April 3, 2016
Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Lord, Teach Us To Pray: Part II (Luke 11:1-14)
April 10, 2016
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we have forgiven our debtors.
Lord, Teach Us To Pray: Part III (Matthew 6:5-15)
April 17, 2016
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.
Lord, Teach Us To Pray: ENCOUNTERING GOD
April 24, 2016
ENCOUNTERING GOD will be a special prayer themed worship experience at Washington Street UMC. All worshippers will be invited to participate in workshop groups to learn about and practice ways we encounter God through prayer.
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*Childcare is provided for infants – 5 years old each Sunday morning from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.