Honestly, I feel a little weird defending the practice of reciting the Lord’s Prayer in our services. No one seems to mind when an elder prays one of Paul’s prayers or when we recite the Psalms, but when the Lord’s Prayer comes out, the Catholic meters start going wild. This was driven home to me recently when I heard a message wherein the preacher mocked churches that pray the Lord’s Prayer. Hopefully, this will not only explain why we do what we do, but also encourage you and infuse your prayer life with freshness.
Rather, he said, “When you pray, say, ‘Father, hallowed by your name…’” (Luke 11:2-4).
Jesus instructed us to use the Lord’s Prayer as a model for our own prayers. On one occasion, the disciples asked Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Lk. 11:1). He neither give them the … Read More »