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TEACH US TO PRAY: Decoding the Lord's Prayer!

TEACH US TO PRAY: Decoding the Lord’s Prayer!

By Sabina Tagore Immanuel

Publisher: Prem Kumar S. R. (December 17, 2017)

Description

We often assume that through prayer we are tugging God’s sleeve, so to say, to get His attention and make Him look down on us and pay heed to our request. It is actually the other way round – it is God trying to get our attention!

Even in prayer we are like children, one moment attracted to God and conversing with Him, then next flitting away to our various duties or other ‘important’ aspects of life. We quieten ourselves to listen to Him, but then are distracted by the various ‘more’ attractive choices available to us.

Soren Kierkegaard has rightly said, “Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays”.

Or to rephrase it, paying attention to God does not change God, but it changes him who pays attention to God!

Therefore, let us now ask God, like the disciples of old, to teach us to pray. Let us learn to pray. Let us learn to pay attention to Him.

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