Summary: A description of how we are to approach God in our prayer life.
1. The Necessity of Prayer
2. The Amount of Prayer- 1 Th 5:17, Ro 12:12
3. The Act of Prayer - PRAY
4. The Effect of Prayer
I. We can come Boldly - vs. 9
A. We have Access - Eph 2:18, Eph 3:12
B. We have Affiliation - we are family, Rom 8:15- 17, Heb 4:16
II. We must come Blessing - worship - vs. 9 Hallowed be Thy name
A. Celebrate His Name Ps 99:3, Ps 111:9, Ps 8:1, Jas 2:7, Isa
12:4, Mal 1:14,Ne 9:5
B. Consecrate His Name - the word Hallowed means to make holy
III. We must come Bowing - submissive - vs. 10
A. Bowing of the Will - Mt. 6:33
B. A Bowing of the Heart - Jas 4:7
IV. We can come Beckoning - Give us this day - vs. 11
A. Call upon His Name - Jer 33:3
B. Cry unto Him - Ps 18:6
C. Be Content before Him - Adaily bread
V. We must come Broken - vs. 12 contrite, unworthy - Forgive us
A. A Prayer for Cleansing
1. We must first SEE the need for Cleansing - Psalm 51:7
2. We then must SEEK the Lord for Cleansing - Psalm 19:11- 14
3. We will then find SATISFACTION after Cleansing - Psalm 32:5
B. A Condition - God,forgive as I forgive others! Mark 11:25-26
VI. We must come Beckoning - vs. 13, lead us, but deliver us from evil.
A. Spiritual Detour -Lead us not - James 1:13
B. Spiritual Deliverance - Evil, some believe it means the Evil
One 2Ti 4:18
VII. We must come Believing - vs. 13, for thine is the Kingdom - it is YOU Lord
A. Prayer is not Flippant - Mark 11:24
B. Prayer is an act of Faith - Jas 1:5-6
Conclusion: We must approach God in the right manner, because of who He is.
Kingdom - He is the Messiah that will Reign Triumphantly
Power - His Mightiness will Conquer all
Glory - His Majesty cannot be compared to any other.
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