T. M. Moore
Saturday August 7, 2010
What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. -1 Corinthians 14:26
The Teaching of the Twelve
Anonymous (late first or early second century)
In this template prayer the writer of The Didache continues to reveal something of the soul of early Christian worship. See the emphasis, again, on the oneness of the Body of Christ, as well as on growing in the Lord through Jesus Christ, being purified from wickedness and worldliness, and being about the business of mission. This is how God is glorified through His Church, and it is appropriate to drape our prayers in worship around such themes.
What kind of templates guide the prayers offered in your church’s worship? Do they reflect the kind of emphasis we see in the first Christians?