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Summary: The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. Jesus gives the pattern on how to pray which in fact a pattern on how to live so that our lives become a life of prayer to God.

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Mat 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Mat 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

Mat 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

Mat 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

THEME: LIVING A LIFE OF PRAYER

INTRODUCTION:

The Lord’s Prayer can also be likened to a letter and it is indeed a Note to God. The following is the suggested outline.

THE BRIEF OUTLINE

I. THE GREETING

1. The address: Our Father

2. The location: which art in heaven

II. THE BODY

1. Petition for the glory of God

• Hallowed be thy name

• Thy kingdom come

• Thy will be done

2. Petition for 3 essential needs of man:

• Give us this day our daily bread (The need of the present) - to the Father the sustainer of life

• Forgive us our debts ( the need of the past) – to the Son the redeemer of mankind

• Lead us not into temptation (the need of the Future) to the Holy Spirit the guide of our way

III. THE CONCLUSION

1. By full confidence – For thine is the Kingdom

2. By divine dependence – and the power

3. By humble praise – and the glory

4. By heavenly seal - Amen

The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. Jesus gives the pattern on how to pray which in fact a pattern on how to live so that our lives become a life of prayer to God.

THE DETAILED DISCUSSIONS:

I. He teaches us how to share – “Our”

II. He teaches us to act like His children – “Father”

III. He teaches us the right investment – “Who art in Heaven”

IV. He teaches us holiness – “hallowed by thy name”

V. He teaches us loyalty – “Thy kingdom come”

VI. He teaches us obedience – “Thy will be done”

VII. He teaches us how to live – “in earth as it is in Heaven”

VIII. He teaches us how to trust – “give us this day our daily bread”

IX. He teaches us forgiveness – “forgive us our debts”

X. He teaches us compassion – “as we forgive our debtors”

XI. He teaches us how to walk “lead us not into temptation”

XII. He teaches us spiritual warfare – deliver us from evil”

XIII. He teaches us submission “Thine is the Kingdom”

XIV. He teaches us respect – “the power”

XV. He teaches us worship “the glory”

XVI. He teaches us right perspective “forever”

XVII. He teaches us faith “Amen”

CONCLUSION:

Think about it….

• How can we say; "our" if we are living only for ourselves?

• How can we say; "Father" if we don’t try to act like His child?

• How can we say;” Who art in Heaven" if we are laying up no treasure there?

• How can we say; "hallowed be Thy Name" if we are not striving for holiness?

• How can we say; "Thy Kingdom come" if we are not doing our part to hasten that day?

• How can we say; "Thy will be done" if we are disobedient to His word?

• How can we say;” in earth as it is in Heaven” if we are unwilling to serve Him here and now?

• How can we say; "give us this day our daily bread" if we are not relying on Him to provide?

• How can we say; "forgive us our debts" if we harbor a grudge against someone?


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Anonymous

commented on Oct 3, 2010

I love this topic Evangelist Randy, Living a Life of Prayer, thumbs up po ako!God bless po!

Tyrone Curtis Sr.

commented on Jan 8, 2011

this is my first time on the web site i would like to say that is a powerful word thank u man of God.

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