the Lord's Prayer
As we continue in our study of Matthew and the elements that make up our worship, this week we focused on the Lord's Prayer... like the sacraments, which we discussed the week previous, this is something that Jesus tells us explicitly to "do"... but He doesn't really offer much else explanation... so, when He says "pray this way" does He mean, these exact words? What about all the different translations then? Or does He mean, pray this type of structure, like how the prayer in itself seems
to contain an entire mini-worship service, a praise, a confession of sin, a prayer for continued well being? We didn't come up with a list of answers, but we did enjoy talking about these questions!