“This, then is how you should pray”
Meditation 3: “Pray” is an Action
Since the Lord’s Prayer is normative, it is expected that believers should be praying often. Both Jesus (Luke 18:1) and Paul (1 Thess 5:17) talk about ceaseless pray. And the natural response is “well that’s exhausting.” But this is what Jesus has called us to in obedience.
Prayer is an action. It is something that can be commanded and thus can be obeyed or disobeyed.