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"Lord, teach us to pray...." (Luke 11:1)

Say the Blessing before Meals

Thank the Lord for His gifts as you sit down to eat a meal, saying or singing a blessing from the Word together as a family.

Prayer

Prayer is conversation with the Lord. We invite Him to help us by making a conscious decision to talk with Him about what is on our minds and in our hearts. Prayer can lift our minds to consider the spiritual aspect of our lives and making us more receptive of what the Lord wants to give us. It has the potential of changing us, not the Lord.

  • Try to make a habit of praying once or twice a day, perhaps in the morning and in the evening.
  • Teach your children the Lord’s Prayer, saying it with them.
  • When you say the Lord’s Prayer, try to focus your thoughts on the meaning of the words.
  • Talk to the Lord in times of trouble. He already knows what is going on in our lives, so we might as well talk about it with Him!
  • Try writing your own prayer to the Lord. If you find this difficult, look in the Old or New Testament for one or two verses which praise the Lord, thank Him, or ask for His help.

Visit New Church Vineyard: Praying to the Lord for prayer related activities, projects and readings.

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