Sermon for Sunday, 24th July 2016 (Ninth Sunday after Trinity/Ordinary 17)

Jul 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Sermons

“Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.” Luke 11:9

The four letters of fish can provide an acronym to help thoughts about Jesus’ teaching on prayer: “F” for “father;””I” for “I;” “s” for “searched;” and “H” for “Holy Spirit.”

Jesus’ disciples come to him and asks that he will teach them to pray as John had taught his disciples. The disciples would have been familiar with the formal prayers of daily life and the synagogue …