The world says that you stay connected by staying on your phone posting, tweeting, giving likes and hearts. Yet, Jesus desires that we stay connected, and it looks completely different. Connection with God requires us to pray.
A heart of prayer is a
The first thing Jesus spoke about was not being like the hypocrites.
- A sincere heart does not pretend or act like something it’s not.
- A sincere heart is not distracted.
- A sincere heart is void of pointlessness.
Jesus specifically told us to pray “in this way,” meaning, this is how you should pray, not what you should pray.
a. We should begin by honoring and reverencing God, that He is a Holy God. (vs. 9)
b. We should pray to God, the problem-solver, that His will be done on earth. (vs. 10)
c. Instead of asking someone else to provide, ask God, the provider. (vs. 11)
In 15-16, Jesus models a heart that forgives.