Friday, October 5, 2012

A petition worth praying at least as often as you pray the Lord's Prayer

Here is a worthwhile reminder about keeping first things first from colleague and friend, Chip Hardwick.

Just to reinforce the point, I often remind students of worship that Jesus' instruction to his followers to pray for laborers was no less normative than his instruction concerning the Lord's Prayer. Thus, if we pray the Lord's Prayer in Sunday service, should we not ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers every week? Or, if we pray the Lord's Prayer thrice daily (per Augustine), should we not ask for laborers just as often? What difference would it make? Let's find out, for Christ's sake! 

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