I have decided to share a 72 day daily challenge with you each day until Easter, April 1st. We are doing this in our Relief Society, and I thought I would like to share it here as well. I shared a little about the challenge here.
Each day I will share the daily video here and then my personal thoughts about it after I have personally watched it. Today is Day 20.
Sermon on the Mount: The Lord’s Prayer
Jesus teaches His disciples the correct manner of prayer and offers the Lord’s Prayer.
1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 ¶And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet , and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret ; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions , as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name .
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread .
12 And forgive us our debts , as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation , but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory , for ever. Amen.
I love how the Savior taught the pattern of prayer. And I love how he encourages to pray in secret, meaning not for the praise and appearance of men. When he talked about entering your closet, it made me think of the movie The War Room, where she set up her room for prayer in a closet. I still want one of those for myself. 🙂
What did you learn from today’s video?