Summary Of ' Our Lord 's Parables ' Essay

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Statement of the Main Idea
Jesus taught that we should learn God’s desirable way to pray.
Description of the Context
Gospel of Luke tells us that a person with the right attitude of praying is Mary. In contrast, her sister Martha did not show trust in the Lord. She always worry about her troubles and did not rely on God fully. On the other hand, R.C. McQuilkin states in his book, Our Lord’s Parables, “Mary has found the one thing necessary in life – quiet trust in the all-sufficient Savior and Lord.” And so when Jesus was praying in front of his disciples, one of them asked Him to teach them how to pray. He starts with the Lord’s Prayer. The first words were: “Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done.” These words were told by Jesus to teach us the base of our prayer. Most of the time, people tend to fill prayer with requests and needs for forgiveness. However, according to McQuilkin, the Lord’s Prayer teaches us to start prayer with praises to God. It is important to remind ourselves of what God has done in our lives. Therefore, before we ask any help from Him, we should thank him for His grace. Then He said, “Give us day by day our daily bread.” According to McQuilkin, “Daily bread” fulfills physical and spiritual needs. Finally, He prays for forgiveness of sin, and the ability to forgive others.
Summary of the Parable Jesus tells his disciple on the right attitude of prayer with a story. The story is about a man that…

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