If we are serious at all about our Christian faith, we will want to learn and grow in prayer. The gospel of Matthew details what life in the kingdom of God looks like here on earth. Living under the reign and rule of God centers on prayer.
Gospel Centered Proclamation
We live in a fallen world full of people with sinful human natures. As a result, we are a broken people fractured by past hurts, emotional wounds and traumatic experiences. But the good news is that God can bring genuine restoration in our whole personhood of spirit, soul and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24). It is God alone who can work wonderfully to bring "... a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair" (Isaiah 61:3).