The Rainbow of Prayer Dynamic Activities in the Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6: 9-13; Luke 11: 2-4 “ Pray then like this….”
The Lord’s Prayer  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your Kingdom come,  your will be done,  on earth as in hea...
The Lord’s Prayer  MT 6:9 "This, then, is how you should pray: " `Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your...
The Lord’s Prayer  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your Kingdom come,  your will be done,  on earth as in hea...
The Lord’s Prayer  The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6: 9-13 The Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11: 2-4 The Lord’s Prayer in the Didache
The Lord’s Prayer  The Didache or The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles late first/early second century “ they shall say the...
The Lord’s Prayer Sermon on the mountain Audience: Jews The Righteousness of God supersedes our behaviors “ how you should...
Some Comments about the Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer Jesus’ message of the kingdom of God summarised in prayer form Tertullian “epitome of the whole Gospel” ...
The Lord’s Prayer Jesus’ message of the kingdom of God summarised in prayer form Disciple’s prayer  Not ‘we must pray’ but...
The Lord’s Prayer Jesus’ message of the kingdom of God summarised in prayer form Disciple’s prayer  Used in the plural The...
The Lord’s Prayer Jesus’ message of the kingdom of God summarised in prayer form Disciple’s prayer  Used in the plural Two...
The Lord’s Prayer  The ‘thou’ petitions of the Lord’s Prayer focus on God and implore God to act so as to achieve his purp...
The Lord’s Prayer  The ‘we’ petitions focus on the physical and spiritual needs of the disciples.  The petition for bread ...
The Lord’s Prayer Jesus’ message of the kingdom of God summarised in prayer form Disciple’s prayer  Used in the plural Two...
The Lord’s Prayer  parallels in important respects the Kaddish and the Eighteen Benedictions—Jewish prayers apparently in ...
The Seven Dynamic Activities in the Lord’s Prayer
The Spectrum of Light
The Spectrum of the Lord’s Prayer adhering Lead us not into temptation, (Matt. 6:13a; Lk. 11:4b) but deliver us from evil....
Dynamic activities of the Lord’s Prayer Approaching  God in a direct and intimate way Adoring  of the Creator and the Almi...
Dynamic activities of the Lord’s Prayer coercing or manipulating God magical words or formulae abundance of words vain rep...
Lessons for us
Lessons for us Prayer depends on a relationship with God
Lessons for us Prayer depends on a relationship with God Prayer is a ‘natural’ action Approaching Adoring Acknowledging  A...
J.I.Packer  “ It is not too much to say that God made us to pray; that prayer is (not the easiest, but) the most natural a...
Lessons for us Prayer depends on a relationship with God Prayer is a ‘natural’ action Approaching Adoring Acknowledging  A...
Lessons for us Prayer depends on a relationship with God Prayer is a ‘natural’ action The Lord’s Prayer is a useful templa...
J.I.Packer  “ So the Lord’s Prayer should be put to service to direct and spur on our praying constantly. To pray in terms...
Lessons for us
Lessons for us
Sermon Statement Praying the Lord’s Prayer is approaching God in a direct and intimate way; adoring the Creator and the Al...
The Rainbow of Prayer Dynamic Activities in the Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6: 9-13; Luke 11: 2-4 “ Pray then like this….”
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The rainbow of prayer

  1. 1. The Rainbow of Prayer Dynamic Activities in the Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6: 9-13; Luke 11: 2-4 “ Pray then like this….”
  2. 2. The Lord’s Prayer Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory. Now and for ever. Amen
  3. 3. The Lord’s Prayer MT 6:9 "This, then, is how you should pray: " `Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, MT 6:10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. MT 6:11 Give us today our daily bread. MT 6:12 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. MT 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ' LK 11:2 He said to them, "When you pray, say: " `Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. LK 11:3 Give us each day our daily bread. LK 11:4 Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. ' " Matthew 6: 9-13 Luke 11: 2-4
  4. 4. The Lord’s Prayer Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory. Now and for ever. Amen
  5. 5. The Lord’s Prayer The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6: 9-13 The Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11: 2-4 The Lord’s Prayer in the Didache
  6. 6. The Lord’s Prayer The Didache or The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles late first/early second century “ they shall say the Lord's Prayer three times a day” Similar to Gospel of Matthew’s version with the doxology "for Thine is the power and the glory for ever,"
  7. 7. The Lord’s Prayer Sermon on the mountain Audience: Jews The Righteousness of God supersedes our behaviors “ how you should pray” in the Sermon on the Mount Sermon on the plain Audience: Gentile The Grace of God “ when you pray” in response to the disciples asking Jesus to teach them how to pray Matthew 6: 9-13 Luke 11: 2-4
  8. 8. Some Comments about the Lord’s Prayer
  9. 9. The Lord’s Prayer Jesus’ message of the kingdom of God summarised in prayer form Tertullian “epitome of the whole Gospel” (breviarum totius evangelii) Augustine “the source of all prayers”
  10. 10. The Lord’s Prayer Jesus’ message of the kingdom of God summarised in prayer form Disciple’s prayer Not ‘we must pray’ but ‘you pray’
  11. 11. The Lord’s Prayer Jesus’ message of the kingdom of God summarised in prayer form Disciple’s prayer Used in the plural The first person singular pronoun is not used anywhere in the prayer. We say, “Our Father, … give us … .” This prayer is meant for a community.
  12. 12. The Lord’s Prayer Jesus’ message of the kingdom of God summarised in prayer form Disciple’s prayer Used in the plural Two components: focus on God and focus on self and others
  13. 13. The Lord’s Prayer The ‘thou’ petitions of the Lord’s Prayer focus on God and implore God to act so as to achieve his purposes in the world. The first petition (hallowing God’s name) is further explicated by the second (coming of God’s Kingdom) and the third, found only in Matthew (doing God’s will)
  14. 14. The Lord’s Prayer The ‘we’ petitions focus on the physical and spiritual needs of the disciples. The petition for bread is a request for the necessities of life.
  15. 15. The Lord’s Prayer Jesus’ message of the kingdom of God summarised in prayer form Disciple’s prayer Used in the plural Two components: focus on God and focus on self and others Taught by Jesus
  16. 16. The Lord’s Prayer parallels in important respects the Kaddish and the Eighteen Benedictions—Jewish prayers apparently in use, in their oldest forms, in the synagogue worship of Jesus’ time behind the Greek word for ‘Father’ is the Aramaic abba. Jesus himself apparently addressed God as abba (Mark 14:36), thus establishing a custom that was continued even by Greek-speaking Christians (Gal. 4:6; Rom. 8:15). behind the Greek for ‘debts’ and ‘sins’ is choba. Choba means ‘debt’ or, in a religious context, ‘sin’ or ‘guilt’; thus, in Aramaic, forgiveness of ‘debts’ (Matt. 6:12) is the same as forgiveness of ‘sins’ (Luke 11:4)
  17. 17. The Seven Dynamic Activities in the Lord’s Prayer
  18. 18. The Spectrum of Light
  19. 19. The Spectrum of the Lord’s Prayer adhering Lead us not into temptation, (Matt. 6:13a; Lk. 11:4b) but deliver us from evil. (Matt. 6:13b) admitting Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. (Matt. 6:12; Lk.11:4a) asking Give us today our daily bread. (Matt 6:11; Lk. 11:3) accepting your will be done, on earth as in heaven (Matt. 6:10b) acknowledging Your Kingdom come, (Matt. 6:10a; Lk.11:2c) adoring hallowed be your name. (Matt.6:9c) approaching Our Father in heaven, (Matt.6:9b; Lk.11:2b) Dynamic Activities The Lord’s Prayer
  20. 20. Dynamic activities of the Lord’s Prayer Approaching God in a direct and intimate way Adoring of the Creator and the Almighty Acknowledging his work and his worth, in praise and worship Accepting from God one’s own situation as he has shaped it Admitting sin, and seeking pardon Asking that needs be met, for ourselves and others Adhering to God in faithfulness through thick and thin
  21. 21. Dynamic activities of the Lord’s Prayer coercing or manipulating God magical words or formulae abundance of words vain repetition is not
  22. 22. Lessons for us
  23. 23. Lessons for us Prayer depends on a relationship with God
  24. 24. Lessons for us Prayer depends on a relationship with God Prayer is a ‘natural’ action Approaching Adoring Acknowledging Accepting Asking Admitting Adhering
  25. 25. J.I.Packer “ It is not too much to say that God made us to pray; that prayer is (not the easiest, but) the most natural activity in which we ever engage; and that prayer is the measure of us all in God’s sight.”
  26. 26. Lessons for us Prayer depends on a relationship with God Prayer is a ‘natural’ action Approaching Adoring Acknowledging Accepting Asking Admitting Adhering
  27. 27. Lessons for us Prayer depends on a relationship with God Prayer is a ‘natural’ action The Lord’s Prayer is a useful template for our prayer life
  28. 28. J.I.Packer “ So the Lord’s Prayer should be put to service to direct and spur on our praying constantly. To pray in terms of it is the sure way to keep our prayers within God’s will; to pray through it, expanding the clauses as you go along, is the sure way to prime the pump when prayer dries up and you find yourself stuck. We never get beyond this prayer; not only is it the Lord’s first lesson in praying, it is all the other lessons too. Lord, teach us to pray.”
  29. 29. Lessons for us
  30. 30. Lessons for us
  31. 31. Sermon Statement Praying the Lord’s Prayer is approaching God in a direct and intimate way; adoring the Creator and the Almighty; acknowledging His work and worth in praise and worship; accepting from God’s one’s own situation as He has shaped it; admitting sin and seeking pardon; asking that needs be met, for ourselves and others; and adhering to God in faithfulness through thick and thin.
  32. 32. The Rainbow of Prayer Dynamic Activities in the Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6: 9-13; Luke 11: 2-4 “ Pray then like this….”

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