The Oughtness of Prayer

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And He told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

Luke 18:1

In the beginning of a new year, we often feel a sense of “oughtness”. We “ought” to eat better. We “ought” to exercise [more]. We “ought” to live on a budget. This oughtness often bleeds over into our spiritual lives. We “ought” to pray or read the Bible [more]. Feelings like these can be profitable, but the reality is, knowing to do something and actually doing it are two different things.

Lord, Teach Us to Pray is a sermon series where our aim will be to move us past the “oughtness” of prayer and into actually becoming a person devoted to prayer. Devotion is the difference. Devotion is desire and discipline coming together into a practice.

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