Sometimes it’s not the new things that work for us, it’s the tried and true. Or often, it’s the true but not recently tried. You see what I mean? Perhaps something you already know but haven’t tried for a long time is a good way for you to draw close to God. Do you have prayers you learned as a child? Have you tried praying them?
You might think, “oh, but those are children’s prayers!”
But what are we to God if not children, His children?
So, why not the prayers your parents or grandparents taught you or the ones you learned in Sunday school.
I remember in childhood my friends and I all learned The Lord’s Prayer. I can still recite it based on those times of repeating it over and over. And it is the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples when they asked Him to teach them to pray. (Matthew 6:9-13)
So what about trying that one daily or twice a day, perhaps morning and night. The theology is fantastic, which you would expect from Jesus, and it’s a simple yet comprehensive prayer.
It is the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples.
Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory.
Forever and ever, Amen
That’s the way I remember it from back in the day, pretty much King James but then that was what they (whoever ‘they’ were) taught us. You can update it with “sins” instead of “trespasses” if that will help you to use it.
So if you’re looking for a good way to connect with God, give it a try once, twice, or more each day for maybe a week or even a month.
Tell it to God, with passion, and honesty. Mean it, live it and live it out among the people you encounter.
God bless you today!