When Prayer is Proven in the Public Square
It is not difficult for someone to fake sincerity in a prayer to God. We can pray for God’s will to be done while privately hoping our will prevails. We can pray that God’s kingdom comes soon, while secretly reveling in the cares of this world. But there’s one prayer that requires a public attitude; one prayer that demands public accountability. As Jesus teaches His disciples, and us, to forgive as we have been forgiven, He challenges us that words are not enough. God requires a lifestyle of forgiveness from His chosen people.