Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Second Sunday of Easter: The Cry for the Kingdom - The Lord's Prayer

On this Second Sunday of Easter Sunday, we move to a focus on praying the Lord's Prayer.  In being reoriented by Resurrection, we live praying a prayer that leads us into reorientation.  

The Lord's Prayer is a prayer that prays for the making visible of a new reality, a new reality that reorients creation through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  As a people who are now in this Resurrection community, we are a people of the new creation and so we pray for God's will and presence to be manifest on earth as it is in heaven.  The Lord's Prayer is a cry for the kingdom of God to reorient all creation - our economics, our security, our politics - in relationship with the Living and Loving God.  

The message for this Second Sunday of Easter focused on Matthew 6: 5-15 and Luke 11:1-4.

Connect to The Cry for the Kingdom: The Lord's Prayer.  In this message we discover that what the disciples of Jesus wanted to learn from Jesus is how to pray to God as personally and intimately as he did.  For Jesus praying to God was more than reciting the right words to God - it was entering into a personal, relational, family conversation with God.  This is what the disciples desired - may we desire to communicate with God in the same way - as family.  

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