A Better Way To Pray

October 21, 2018 Preacher: Scott Hollingshead Series: Pray Like This

Topic: Prayer Scripture: Matthew 6:9–6:13

A Better Way To Pray

Matthew 6:9-13

 

J.I. Packer: “This prayer is a pattern for all Christians praying; Jesus is teaching that prayer will be acceptable when, and only when, the attitudes, thoughts, and desires expressed fir this pattern. That is to say: Every prayer of ours should be a praying of the Lord’s prayer in some shape or form. We never get beyond this prayer. Not only is it the Lord’s first lesson in praying, it is all the other lessons too.” 

 

Observations: 

  1. Prayer starts with God 
  2. There’s no “I” in the Lord’s prayer
  3. This is a model

 

4 better ways to pray

 

  1. Ascribe (v. 9)

 

  1. Align (v. 10)

 

  1. Ask (vv. 11-12)

a. Requests

b. Relationships 

 

  1. Arm (v. 13)

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