Summary: A sermon on the Prayer Jesus taught the Disciples
The Lord’s Prayer
A Pattern for Disciples
Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him,
"Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." So He said to them, "When you pray, say: our Father in
heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us day by
day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us
into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."
Look at another Pattern for Prayer
> Realizing that God wants us to become people of prayer, His house to become a house of Prayer, our homes
to become houses of Prayer
> We must do all that we can to embrace prayer - practice prayer & make it an important & therefore effective
part of our day!
> Joining with believers across the community - Kingdom 2000 strategy - saturated our neighborhoods with
> One of His disciples - "unnamed" perhaps unknown to us - we do know there were others who were
followers of Jesus - Peter spoke up after Jesus ascended into heaven - need to replace Judas - there
> My point is ~ Prayer is something everyone can do - some - I don’t speak well
I can’t sing - I am not a teacher - set that aside for a second - we can all pray - the sick the weak the
old the young the busy the shy the outgoing
WE CAN ALL PRAY - WE ALL MUST PRAY If we don’t know how - do what this disciple did
ASK the Lord to teach you
Look at Jesus response to this request: Teach us to pray
our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."
First Phrase = Our Father in heaven
> Our Father - He is our and we are His - what a beautiful idea
- To me Father is a wonderful word picture - Father God is loving & kind
- To others need to redefine that word - to understand it - always for your good
- What a privilege we have He lets us call him Father
- He considers us His sons
2 Corinthians 6:18 "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."
Eph.1:5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will
> In heaven - He is set above - already beginning to esteem Him -
- knowing that God is in heaven always, ever seeing, ever knowing ever loving
- saying it reminds us - it acknowledges that He is there
> My father my loving daddy - ABBA Father - above all - knowing all - in place in heaven
- security knowing that daddy’s home - (dad worked afternoons - knew when he came home
Second Phrase = Hallowed be Your name
HALLOW hagiazo ^37^, "to make holy" (from hagios, "holy"), signifies to set apart for God, to sanctify, to make
a person or thing the opposite of koinos, "common"; it is translated "Hallowed," with reference to the name of God
the Father in the Lord’s Prayer,
Psalm 34:1-3 I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the
LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
> We come to God in reverence & humility knowing that He loves us and He is Our Father
> Exalting His name - also serves us well in the process of Prayer
- when we exalt God it places our needs in perspective
- Above all else - my problems, my needs, and my sin - nothing compared to YOU!
> Also a Prayer for the people whom we are praying for - perhaps they are not living in the "fear of the Lord"
- especially in the context of prayer for the lost, or the sick, or those in need - Hallowed be Your name
- God please do what is needed and get Glory for yourself!
Third & fourth Phrases = Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven