In the conversation for Sunday, August 20, 2017, Pastor Stuart Nice shares with us some insights on the kingdom and will of God and the tension we experience when we say to the Lord, “Not my will, but yours be done.”
Please note: There is a 4 minute silence at 32:30 in the talk where Pastor Stuart invites us to sit quietly in prayer. We left the silence in the recording to give you an opportunity to engage in the exercise as well.
New Adventures in Prayer: The Tension of Prayer
Sacred Reading 00:00-06:56
“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6:9-10 (NIV)
A note about the recording of the Sacred Reading:
The reader will pause between each of the four readings. The pauses have been left in the recording so that the listener can experience the rhythm of the gathering and even participate in the reading.
Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in You;
Teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to You I lift up my soul.
Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies;
I take refuge in You.
Teach me to do Your will,
For You are my God;
Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Psalms 143:8-10 (NASB)