“Though in its beginnings prayer is so simple that the feeblest child can pray, yet it is at the same time the highest and holiest work to which man can rise.” -Andrew Murray
The Lord’s Prayer is so simple that we often take it for granted! When asked how to pray, Jesus Christ used it to teach His disciples. And He desires to use it to teach us as well. Study it, meditate on it, learn from it. Don’t be tempted to rush through, merely reciting from memory with little thought given to the words you say.
“Jesus has opened a school, in which He trains His redeemed ones, who specially desire it, to have power in prayer.” -Andrew Murray
Ask God to reveal to you the hidden treasure within His prayer and then learn from Him.
(I am currently reading, With Christ in the School of Prayer, by Andrew Murray. I highly recommend his books and teaching. His writing is written in old English, so if you’re like me, it may take a bit of effort to muscle through. But I promise you, it will be time well spent. In chapter 4 of this book there is an in-depth look at The Lord’s Prayer. I have spent the last three months reading and studying this chapter over and over again. Just now I feel that I am beginning to grasp the depth of this “Model Prayer”. With understanding, I am now going to read chapter 4 again. Over the next several weeks I will share with you from Andrew Murray’s teaching on prayer. If you are interested in reading some of his writings, iBooks has an ebook entitled The Andrew Murray Collection. It contains 21 of his classic works. It cost $1.99usd and contains, With Christ in the School of Prayer.)