For the next four weeks we’ll be considering Jesus’ teaching on prayer. As he begins teaching the disciples Jesus invites us to stand before the holy and address the sacred as we would address our loving parent.
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel (modified traditional)
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary worship
Devotions for this week:
Father, Hallowed be Your Name August 13-14, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding:
Sunday, Luke 11:2-4, Father, Hallowed Be Your Name
Monday, Genesis 32:22-32, Jacob Wrestles with God
Tuesday, Exodus 3:13-15, The Great I Am
Wednesday, Exodus 20:1-17, The Ten Commandments
Thursday, Matthew 28:16-20, The Sending of the Disciples
Friday, John 16:16-24, Sorrow Will Turn into Joy
Saturday, Philippians 2:5-11, Servant Song
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name.” Luke 11:2a
- What do these texts say about God’s name?
- What power does a name hold? Does it matter what we call God? Why or why not? Does it matter what we call others? Why or why not?
- Tell a story of a time someone called you a name. How did you feel? How did it shape the way you treat others?
- Keep a journal with you throughout the week. Write down all the times you call someone a name, even if only in your head. At the end of the week, consider how you might change your perspective so that the name-calling and labeling might be lessened.
PRAY: God of love, you open your arms to your children and love to hear us call your name. Give us words that honor and build up, to your glory and that of your Son Jesus, who taught us how to pray. Amen.
BLESS: May God bless you with a holy name. Amen.