Teach Us to Pray

Teach Us to Pray

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Teach Us to Pray
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Today’s Message___

Unself: Teach Us to Pray

Text(s): Luke 11:1-13; Matthew 6:9-13

Biblical Basic: Prayer | I pray to God to know him, to find direction for my life, and to lay my requests before him. | Psalm 66:18-20

Sermon in a Sentence: Prayer is our Declaration of Dependence on God, where we align our will to his and place our complete trust in Him.

Key Points:

  • Teach us to Pray: The Model Prayer offered by the Master
    • It will probably always be known traditionally as The Lord’s Prayer, but it might better be understood as The Disciple’s Prayer for Kingdom Righteousness.
  • Our Precious and Heavenly Father
    • By first addressing God as Father of the Heavens, we are stepping into the Kingdom reality of relationship.
    • You are your Poppa’s Precious!
  • Hallowed = set apart and revered
    • “May your name be treasured and loved more than any other, held in an absolutely unique position among humanity.”
    • We should pray that his name – the reality of His goodness – will be known, revered, and loved above all else.
    • Notice how we begin our prayer with a focus on God, not ourselves.
  • Your Kingdom come – your will be done
    • This is very much a prayer of submission – an act of “unselfing.”
    • “We should surrender our “little kingdoms” to the rule and reign and will of the Kingdom of Righteousness.”
  • Give us this day…
    • We are to place our every need for today in the hands of the great provider.
    • Philippians 4:6 CSB: Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
    • The godly solution to worry is trust and thanksgiving.
  • Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
    • For what do I need to repent and who do I need to forgive?
  • Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
    • We should pray for strength to resist poor choices and to live out Kingdom Righteousness.
  • Thine is the Kingdom and the power…
    • We’re making a declaration to God: You’re in charge! You can do anything you want! You have the power to accomplish these requests.
  • Amen = ”So be it.”

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