SERMON SERIES: “Teach Us to Pray”
SERMON TITLE: “We Pray for God’s Holy Will on Earth as It Is in Heaven”
SERMON TEXT: 2 Chronicles 6:12-14, 18-21; 7:12-18
PREACHER: Rev. Kim James
OCCASION: September 8, 2019, at First UMC
If you were in worship last Sunday, you know that our emphasis all this month is going to be on prayer. We began this “Teach Us to Pray” series on September 1st with The Lord’s Prayer, as found in the Gospel of Luke, and we talked about a number of different ways we can pray, times when we can pray, and what we might expect to result from our prayers. Since the children are also learning about The Lord’s Prayer in Sunday School, I thought it might be good for us to stay close to those same themes. While the kids will learn by using a variety of methods like storytelling, games, cooking, crafts, and science—I thought we older ones might approach prayer, in general, and The Lord’s Prayer, specifically, by looking at a variety of scripture texts. So, today, we’re going to use 2 Chronicles 6 and 7 to help us meditate on how we might pray for God’s holy will to come on earth as it is in heaven.