“Lord, teach us to pray…” -Luke 11:1
Out of all the things the disciples saw Jesus do, they asked him to teach them how to pray. He gave what we know as the Lord’s Prayer. Oftentimes, it is repeated verbatim, but ultimately, it was given as a template for our prayers.
Below are some notes and audio recording from the 3rd week of the prayer course.
The key passages we studied this week were Luke 11:1 and Matt. 6:9-13.
- “But I know you can reach up and touch God when you pray. I’ve proved it to myself. It changed my life. And I want to convince other people.” -George Mueller
- There are no singular first person pronouns in the Lord’s prayer.
- The first half of the Lord’s prayer is about the Lord and the second half is about the Lord’s people.
- Prayer is not about my name, but it is about God’s name.
- We obsess to see God’s geographical kingdom, but he commanded us to pray for a borderless Kingdom.
- We should pray for the type of obedience on earth that is manifest in heaven.
- God tells us to pray for today’s bread, yet we are too busy praying for tomorrow’s butter.
- If God doesn’t feed me, I won’t eat.
- Do we really want to pray for God to forgive us in the same manner we have forgiven others?
- In prayer, I acknowledge that God is sovereign, I am weak, temptation is destructive, and my sin affects us.
- A good approach for prayer is ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication).
- How might starting your prayers with adoration, confession, and thanksgiving better prepare you for supplication prayers?