The Lord's Prayer

Sunday, March 7, 2010

John 17:1-5

Usually when we think about The Lord’s Prayer we think about the prayer Jesus taught us to pray – the one that begins, “Our Father in heaven…” But there is another prayer that we might more fittingly name The Lord’s Prayer. This is the prayer that Jesus Himself prayed in John 17. In this prayer Jesus’ heart is laid bare before us and we have unrestricted access to His intimate conversation with the Father. In this prayer Jesus not only prayed for us, but also taught us something about prayer, revealed something about Himself, and defined eternal life.