Now I lay me down to sleep… pray to the Lord my soul to keep.

Many of us treasure that simple childhood prayer.  It does have a few weaknesses though.   For one thing, it’s centered almost completely on our ‘to-do’ list for God.     “Here’s what I need done this night.  Take care of this for me, won’t you?”

I guess that’s ok for kids.   Life really is all about you when you’re seven!

But God has a lot more in store for us when we come to him in prayer.   Something deeper & richer by far than simply passing him a list of needs and wants.

Thankfully, Matthew wrote down Jesus’ advice on prayer.   It’s pretty powerful stuff.    If your prayer life feels a bit tread-worn — or maybe you just don’t get around to praying as often as you’d like — this message is especially for you!

Come this week as we continue our series “Jesus Said It” with a look at Jesus’ advice for (and example of) a rich prayer life.  Sunday at 10am.

See you in church!  ~ Mac

Be Brilliant!  Read ahead in Matthew 6:5-8