Prayer can be challenging. The idea of talking to an invisible God can seem weird to some of us. It seems important though. We feel like we should pray, but we’re not sure we’re getting the words right. But what if our perception of prayer is inaccurate? What if the way we’ve been taught to pray or figured out how to pray over the years is misguided? What if there’s a better way? After watching Jesus for some time, his disciples went to him and said, “Teach us how to pray.” And he taught them. What he said about prayer may surprise you.
It can be hard to maintain hope in the middle of chaos. But our hope isn't anchored to circumstances, theological opinions, or a book. Our hope is anchored to an event—an event that rekindled the dwindling hope of the first followers of Christ.