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Second Week of Lent – Friday

March 22, 2019

From Presbyterian Outlook Devotion

Luke 11:1-4

1 He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." 2 He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.  3 Give us each day our daily bread.  4 And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial."

Jesus responds to the disciples’ request and teaches them to pray. Jesus gives them this simple, expansive, beautiful prayer we call the Lord’s Prayer. Consider how many times you have said these words. Consider how many times these words have been prayed since Jesus taught his first disciples. Rest in the knowledge that you are surrounded by that entire Communion of the Saints.

Gracious God, we cannot fathom the vast network of prayer happening throughout time and space. Considering the truth that the Spirit intercedes for us and that Christ prays for us is too wonderful for us. Knowing that when we pray we do not pray alone, and when we cannot pray the entire Communion of the Saints prays for us both humbles and heartens us. Amen.

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