Luke 11:1; Matthew 6:9-13
Preached at Berea First Baptist Prayer Conference
- Out of all that the disciples saw Jesus do, the one thing they asked Him to teach was how to pray.
- Praying wasn’t necessary for God in the flesh, but His example was essential for us.
- The Lord’s Prayer was meant to serve more as a template than a script.
- Jesus never included any singular first-person pronouns in the Lord’s Prayer.
- The first half of the prayer is about God, and the second half is about God’s people.
- The appropriate balance in prayer is speaking to God as our Father who lives in heaven.
- If my requests have more to do with my name than God’s name, my prayers are weak.
- We should pray for the type of obedience on earth that is manifest in heaven.
- We rarely pray for today’s bread because we are too busy asking for tomorrow’s butter.
- Our prayers should seek to receive from God the amount of forgiveness that we have offered to others.
- Pray for God’s protection since your sin affects us.