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Summary: Part of the Lord's prayer - Powerpoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info

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SERMON OUTLINE:

Reason #1: It is hard to pray, because it means giving up control of your own life.

Reason #2: It is hard to pray, because we often doubt that God wants the best for us.

Reason #3: It is hard to pray, because God’s will sometimes involves suffering and pain

SERMON BODY:

• The Lord’s prayer as recorded in Mathew’s gospel;

• Is probably the most prayed prayer ever spoken;

• Just think how many times it was recited, sung or prayed;

• Throughout this country and around the world;

• Too many to number.

• Yet amazingly when you stop to analyse its content;

• It is a wonder anyone dare pray it all!

Ill:

• I cannot say OUR;

• If my religion has no room for others and their needs.

• I cannot say FATHER;

• If I do not demonstrate this relationship in my daily life.

• I cannot say WHO ART IN HEAVEN;

• If all my interests and pursuits are in earthly things.

• I cannot say HALLOWED BE THY NAME;

• If I, who am called by his name am not holy.

• I cannot say THY KINGDOM COME;

• If I am unwilling to give up my own sovereignty and accept the righteous reign of God.

• I cannot say THY WILL BE DONE;

• If I am unwilling or resentful of having it in my life.

I cannot say ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN;

• Unless I am truly ready to give myself to his service here and now.

• I cannot say GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD;

• Without expending honest effort for it or by ignoring the genuine needs of my fellow men.

• I cannot say FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US if I continue to harbour a grudge against anyone.

• I cannot say LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION;

• If I deliberately choose to remain in a situation where I am likely to be tempted.

• I cannot say DELIVER US FROM EVIL;

• If I am not prepared to fight in the spiritual realm with the weapon of prayer.

• I cannot say THINE IS THE KINGDOM;

• If I do not give the King the disciplined obedience of a loyal subject.

• I cannot say THINE IS THE POWER;

• If I fear what my neighbours do or say to me.

• I cannot say THINE IS THE GLORY;

• If I am seeking my own glory first.

• I cannot say FOREVER;

• If I am anxious about each day's events.

• I cannot say AMEN;

• Unless I honestly say "Cost what it may, this is my prayer."

My title for this evening’s sermon is: ‘A hard prayer to pray!’

• As that last quotation reminded us, it is a very hard prayer to pray!

• We have reached the line in our studies that goes:

• “Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

• Quote: Sometimes we pray "Thy will be changed" rather than "Thy will be done."

• The basic difficulty we face when we pray, "Your will be done."

• Is we are implicitly asking that our wills be overturned.

• And many of us do not want our wills to be overturned.

Now if that part of the prayer wasn’t hard enough Jesus went on to say:


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