Daily Worship

Modern Disciples

Albert Bogle July 17, 2015 0 0

Matthew 6, 5-13

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

This, then, is how you should pray:

"Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from the evil one."

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.


Teach us how to pray once again.

Our world is so different form the world of the first century church.

We are modern disciples

We have iPhones and computers.

We have cars and aeroplanes.

We have scientific medicine.

Yet we still search for answers

We have a million more questions

We still have suffering 

We still have war

We still have hungry children

We still have hatred

We still have guilt

We still carry our sins 

Like a monkeys on our backs

Teach us what it means 

To pray today 

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.