Hello Harley. Thank you for this interesting question. I appreciate hearing from new friends like you every single week.   Prayers are very personal just like your daily conversations. The things you say to friends and family are tailored to the unique relationship you have with that person. This is also true of our relationship with God.

The term Prayer is just another way of describing our conversations with God. If I had to pinpoint my favorite Prayer from history it would have to be the one that Jesus taught us through his Disciples. It is recorded in the Bible in these two locations: Matthew 6: 9-13 and Luke 11: 2-4 and known worldwide as The Lord’s Prayer.

In this Prayer which begins, “Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name,” and ends with, “For Thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever,” we find several important elements.  These words of conversation; Establishes our relationship with God, Acknowledges God’s Nature and helps us Trust God’s Providence.

Take a few moments and check into this Prayer, Harley. It may become your favorite too. In the meantime, join us in worship at Epworth United Methodist Church today where we will be able to pray these special words together.