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  • 1. PRAYER "Lord, teach us to pray." - Luke 11:1
  • 2. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ Our Father in Heaven...” </li></ul><ul><li>Adoration </li></ul><ul><li>A personal prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Shows relationship with the Creator </li></ul><ul><li>Establishes God’s holiness </li></ul><ul><li>We shall approach with respect </li></ul>
  • 3. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ Hallowed your name...” </li></ul><ul><li>Holy is your name </li></ul><ul><li>Do not take the name of the LORD lightly </li></ul><ul><li>God is to be respected, glorified, honoured </li></ul>
  • 4. MOSES <ul><li>The Ten Commandments of God was given to Moses in Mt Sinai during the time of the Exodus from Egypt. </li></ul>
  • 5. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS <ul><li>“ I am the Lord your God ; Y ou shall have no other gods before Me. </li></ul><ul><li>“ You shall not make for yourself a carved image; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. </li></ul><ul><li>“ You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain . T he Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. </li></ul>
  • 6. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ Your Kingdom come...” </li></ul><ul><li>He will come again </li></ul><ul><li>He will judge </li></ul><ul><li>He will reign with us to eternity </li></ul>
  • 7. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ Your will be done on earth as in heaven... </li></ul><ul><li>Will – His purpose </li></ul><ul><li>We please God when we live </li></ul><ul><li>according to His will. </li></ul><ul><li>His way, not our way. </li></ul><ul><li>God -centered, not Me -centered </li></ul>
  • 8. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ Give us this day our daily bread... </li></ul><ul><li>A prayer of faith </li></ul><ul><li>Faith only comes to those who know Him </li></ul><ul><li>We do not have because we do not ask. </li></ul><ul><li>Man is not meant to horde </li></ul><ul><li>Daily ask </li></ul>
  • 9. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ Forgive us our debts ... </li></ul><ul><li>Debts, money we owe, favour we have not returned, our sins </li></ul><ul><li>God forgives the big sins and the little sins </li></ul>
  • 10. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ Forgive us our debts ... </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus DIED for these sins </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death but we were given free gift of eternal life thru Christ. </li></ul>
  • 11. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ Forgive us our debts ... </li></ul><ul><li>1 John 1: 9 If we confess our sins to Him , He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong . </li></ul><ul><li>Faithful and just pertains to God’s quality, God’s goodness, not ours . </li></ul>
  • 12. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ As we forgive our debtors ... </li></ul><ul><li>By forgiving another, I am trusting that God is a better justice-maker than I am. By forgiving, I release my own right to get even and leave all issues of fairness for God to work out. - Philip Yancy </li></ul>
  • 13. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ As we forgive our debtors ... </li></ul><ul><li>Those who owe and sinned against us </li></ul><ul><li>Forgiveness is an act of faith </li></ul><ul><li>Forgiving others is key element to God’s forgiveness. </li></ul>
  • 14. THE UNFORGIVING DEBTOR <ul><li>Matthew 18:21 – 19:1 </li></ul><ul><li>21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, &amp;quot;Lord, if my brother keeps on sinning against me, how many times do I have to forgive him? Seven times?&amp;quot;   22 &amp;quot;No, not seven times,&amp;quot; answered Jesus, &amp;quot;but seventy times seven,   23 because the Kingdom of heaven is like this. Once there was a king who decided to check on his servants&apos; accounts.   24 He had just begun to do so when one of them was brought in who owed him millions of dollars.   </li></ul>
  • 15. THE UNFORGIVING DEBTOR <ul><li>Matthew 18:21 – 19:1 </li></ul><ul><li>25 The servant did not have enough to pay his debt, so the king ordered him to be sold as a slave, with his wife and his children and all that he had, in order to pay the debt.   26 The servant fell on his knees before the king. &apos;Be patient with me,&apos; he begged, &apos;and I will pay you everything!&apos;   27 The king felt sorry for him, so he forgave him the debt and let him go.   </li></ul>
  • 16. THE UNFORGIVING DEBTOR <ul><li>Matthew 18:21 – 19:1 </li></ul><ul><li>28 &amp;quot;Then the man went out and met one of his fellow servants who owed him a few dollars. He grabbed him and started choking him. &apos;Pay back what you owe me!&apos; he said.   29 His fellow servant fell down and begged him, &apos;Be patient with me, and I will pay you back!&apos;   30 But he refused; instead, he had him thrown into jail until he should pay the debt.   </li></ul>
  • 17. THE UNFORGIVING DEBTOR <ul><li>Matthew 18:21 – 19:1 </li></ul><ul><li>31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were very upset and went to the king and told him everything.   32 So he called the servant in. &apos;You worthless slave!&apos; he said. &apos;I forgave you the whole amount you owed me, just because you asked me to.   33 You should have had mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you.&apos;   </li></ul>
  • 18. THE UNFORGIVING DEBTOR <ul><li>Matthew 18:21 – 19:1 </li></ul><ul><li> 34 The king was very angry, and he sent the servant to jail to be punished until he should pay back the whole amount.&amp;quot;   35 And Jesus concluded, &amp;quot;That is how my Father in heaven will treat every one of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.&amp;quot; </li></ul>
  • 19. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ Lead us not into temptation ... </li></ul><ul><li>Satan has made sin look so good </li></ul><ul><li>Pray for discernment </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord gives strength for us to stay focused in his purpose </li></ul>
  • 20. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ But deliver us from evil... </li></ul><ul><li>There is power and strength in the Name of the Lord </li></ul><ul><li>Ask by faith for the Holy Spirit to dwell in you </li></ul>
  • 21. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen </li></ul>
  • 22. WHY WE SHOULD PRAY <ul><li>Prayer unleashes God&apos;s power so that he is able to work in our behalf. </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer opens the channels of God&apos;s blessing. </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer allows God to accomplish the things that he wants to see happen in our lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer opens new doors of opportunity for God to move. </li></ul>
  • 23. ELEMENTS OF PRAYER <ul><li>Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Humility </li></ul><ul><li>Obedience </li></ul><ul><li>Thankfulness </li></ul>

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