Spiritual Formation (March)

During the spring quarter of our Sunday morning Bible study classes, we will be memorizing The Lord’s Prayer together. All ages, from kindergarten to adults will receive a bookmark with the prayer from Matthew 6: 9-13, in their classes. We will pray the prayer before our Bible study, and at the end of our discussion each week. That will be twelve times each group will quote the prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray. Some benefits of memorizing scripture are:

  • The Bible keeps us from sin. “Your Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against You.” Psalms 119:11
  • The Bible makes us effective Christians. “The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God.” Ephesians 6:17
  • The Bible nurtures growth in Christ. “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the Word that you may grow spiritually.” I Peter 2:2
    Scripture memory improves your prayer life. “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7
    What Every Sunday School Teacher Should Know – Elmer L. Towns

Here is the prayer from the King James translation. I hope you will learn it by heart as well as head, and that it will guide you every day. Let me know if you are not in a class and want a bookmark.
Our Father, which art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13

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