Precise and correct knowledge of God's will comes through two inseparable means.
The Biblical order - and the reasons for it - are quite specific: We are to pray to the Father, through the Son, and in the Holy Spirit.
Much of the problem of prayer in our time is the lack of reverence. Does this reflect today's growing irreverence for fatherhood, both human and divine?
How can we ever justify seeking to advance the kingdom of our own self-will when Jesus himself submitted to the Father's kingdom priorities?
James and Job both tell us a great deal about the true meaning of submission to the will of God.
Many postmodern Evangelicals chafe at the idea of utter dependence upon the Father for everything.
Does "forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors" mean that we are saved by this work? No, Jesus had something else in mind: God's anger with an unforgiving spirit.
The last part of Jesus' model prayer is perhaps the most misunderstood. Ironically, it is also a prayer that most Evangelicals cannot honestly pray.
Jesus' model prayer for believers confronts us with life-changing questions.