Teach Us to Pray

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.”

4 Comments

  1. Sandra A. Dunn

    Thank you Pastor Rodney. A great sermon on The Lord’s Prayer. My God’s peace be with you and your family.

  2. Pat Barker

    I really loved your explanation of “hallowed,” meaning: “may your name be treasured and loved, more than any other, by all humanity.” That word ‘treasured,’ really spoke to me.

    Thanks Rodney for that great ending prayer, and thanks Leo for that great beginning prayer.

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