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    • W hat is our Deepest Pr ayer in life? Matthew 6:5:13
    • Paul's Prayer Philippians 1:9-11 I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ's return. May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation-the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christfor this will bring much glory and praise to God.
    • Ephesians 1:16-21 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called-his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else-not only in this world but also in the world to come.
    • Ephesians 3:14-19 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
    • Colossians 1:9-12 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.
    • Matthew 6:5-13 v.5 "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. v.6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
    • Matthew 6:5-13 v.7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. v.8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. v.9 "This, then, is how you should pray: "`Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
    • Matthew 6:5-13 v.10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. v. 11 Give us today our daily bread. v.12 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. v.13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'
    • What is you deepest prayer in Life? • The Lord’s Prayer is a known prayer. • It contains a Prayer for Eternity and Prayer for Everyday. • The Lord’s Prayer is simple but spectacular!
    • What is you deepest prayer in Life? • Creating an atmosphere of a Mature Prayer. Mature Prayer - God-Centeredness Immature Prayer - Self-Centeredness
    • Jesus taught us to have a God-Centered Prayer Life! 1. God’s Name Matthew 6:9 "This, then, is how you should pray: "`Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, (NIV) He is the Number One concern in our Prayer... My Strong thought and my Strong Hold...
    • God expects us to give the: • Hollowing • Reverencing • Honoring • Esteeming • Admiring • Valuing or treasuring His Great Name above all things.
    • Always Proclaim the greatness of God’s Name. Psalm 89:5-8 v.5 All heaven will praise your great wonders, LORD; myriads of angels will praise you for your faithfulness. v.6 For who in all of heaven can compare with the LORD? What mightiest angel is anything like the LORD?
    • Psalm 89:5-8 v.7 The highest angelic powers stand in awe of God. He is far more awesome than all who surround his throne. v.8 O LORD God of Heaven's Armies! Where is there anyone as mighty as you, O LORD? You are entirely faithful.
    • Psalm 145:1-7 v.1 I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever. v.2 I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. v.3 Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness. v.4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.
    • Psalm 145:1-7 v.5 I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles. v.6 Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue; I will proclaim your greatness. v.7 Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy about your righteousness.
    • His Holiness Exodus 20:7 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. (NIV) Matthew 6:9 Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.(NLT) Give Him reverence and due respect to keep His Name Holy.
    • 2. GOD's Kingdom Matthew 6:10a (NIV) “Your kingdom come,” • Praying for God’s reign as King. • Declaring His Lordship, dominion, power and authority in our lives. Our concern is the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
    • Matthew 6:33a (NIV) “But seek first his kingdom” (NLT) “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else,”
    • • Pray for your own fruitfulness because God wants you to become effective, productive and useful for His Kingdom. 2 Peter 1:8 (NIV) For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    • 2 Timothy 2:20-21 (NLT) v.20 In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. v.21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.
    • • Prayer is not for gratifying our natural desires, it is for fruitbearing for God’s great glory. • Your fruitfulness is the enlargement of God’s Kingdom.
    • 3. God’s will Matthew 6:10b (NIV) “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” • Recognition of God’s will.
    • Colossians 1:9b We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. • Ask God to give you a wise mind and spirit attuned to His will. Romans 12:2b Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
    • Ephesians 5:15-17 (NIV) v.15Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, v.16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. v.17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
    • 1 John 2:15-17 (NIV) v.15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. v.16 For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world. v.17 The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
    • 1 John 2:15-17 (MSG) v.15 Don't love the world's ways. Don't love the world's goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. v.16 Practically everything that goes on in the world--wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important--has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. v.17 The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out--but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.
    • Conclusion • God made us to be a part of hollowing His Name, extending His Kingdom and seeing His will done on earth the way the Angels do it in Heaven.
    • Psalm 37:4 (NIV) Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. • Delighting in the Lord by Hollowing His name, seeking His Kingdom and doing His will transforms all the natural desires into God’ desires. • Pray like a Mature Christian the deepest cry of your heart should be the Lord Jesus Christ, His supremacy and centrality.