Lord, Teach Us to Pray

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.