The Lord's Prayer pt. 1
Title: The Lord’s Prayer pt. 1
Text: Matthew 6:8-15
Prayer is the key to contentment and joy
Effective prayer recognizes who God is, seeks his will, and displays our dependence and confidence in him.
1) Recognizes who God is
-Father, intensely personal, loving experience.
-Hallowed: set apart as holy, reverent, worthy.
2) Seeks his will.
-God’s will be done
3) Displays our dependence on Him
God the Father:
-Always present and available.
-Cares about the smallest details of your life.
-Concerned about what’s best for you.
-Believes in you.
-Won’t leave you.
God is set apart as holy:
-With our words.
-With our Actions.
God’s Kingdom Come.
-In the future, when God sets all things right.
-In the present
-Repent for seeking your Kingdom.
-Commit yourselves to His Kingdom.
-Make a difference in the world.
Praying your will be done might terrify us, but it ultimately delivers us from the reality of ourselves.