What Would It Look Like to Live the Lord’s Prayer?

Billie Jo YoumansBy Billie Jo Youmans4 Minutes

Pastor Craig Smith joins us today to share his passion for discipling believers into the full and abundant life Jesus offers. His new book, Awake in the Dawn: Living the Lord’s Prayer is a 365-day devotional based upon the Lord’s Prayer. The book grew out of Pastor Craig’s own prayer life and his mentorship of others. He offers it as a tool to help readers enter into a deep, personal relationship with their heavenly father.

In addition to building the lives of those who use the devotion as a guide for their personal time with the Lord, Awake in the Dawn has an international purpose. All proceeds from book sales go toward the ministry of Village2Village. Pastor Craig founded this dynamic ministry to build a culture of hope in underserved regions around the world.

Listen in as he shares his heart about following Jesus and building the Kingdom. The devotional book has only been in print for a few months, and it is creating wonderful kingdom growth already. In the first three-months of sales, Awake in the Dawn – Living the Lord’s Prayer has raised $250,000 for the Village2Village ministry! Lives are already being transformed in Thailand, Uganda, El Salvador, and the state of Arkansas with those monies.

It really is all about the individual transformations for Pastor Craig because kingdom growth begins with each one of us. Hear how his personal time with God expanded to reach around the world.

The Lord’s Prayer as a Gift

Believing Jesus responded to the disciples’ request for instruction on prayer with His very best advice, Pastor Craig receives (and shares) the Lord’s prayer pattern as a treasured gift. Awake in the Dawn: Living the Lord’s Prayer helps readers enjoy the spiritual adventure of living out the Lord’s Prayer – just as Pastor Craig has been doing for the past 50 years.

The devotional is designed to lead readers through the pattern of the  Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) on a weekly basis, modeling Jesus’ own prayer relationship with the Heavenly Father. Each week, the prayer format follows the divine plan:

  1. Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
  2. May your kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
  3. Give us today the food we need.
  4. Forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
  5. Don’t let us yield to temptation.
  6. But rescue us from the evil one.
  7. For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.

Daily time with the Lord strengthens your connection to God. Pastor Craig’s 50 years of experience and insights has much to offer us. Let’s jump right into the conversation, and let the transformation begin!

Order your copy of Awake in the Dawn: Living the Lord’s Prayer by Craig Smith.