Praying in Community
Tonight was a wonderful experience for me as I prayed with the body of believers at Ventura. We started our time looking at the prayer recorded in Matthew 6.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day 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 evil.
One interesting facet about this prayer is that Jesus uses plural nouns. This seems to at least suggest that we need to find opportunity to pray in community with other believers who have God as their Father.
I was blessed by that type of prayer tonight. From the singing of hymns to hearing people cry out to God for an answer their requests to hearing people praise God for His attributes and benefits, I was extremely blessed.