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  1. 1. PRAYER "Lord, teach us to pray." - Luke 11:1
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 14. THE UNFORGIVING DEBTOR <ul><li>Matthew 18:21 – 19:1 </li></ul><ul><li>21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, &quot;Lord, if my brother keeps on sinning against me, how many times do I have to forgive him? Seven times?&quot;   22 &quot;No, not seven times,&quot; answered Jesus, &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' 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. 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. 'Be patient with me,' he begged, 'and I will pay you everything!'   27 The king felt sorry for him, so he forgave him the debt and let him go.   </li></ul>
  16. 16. THE UNFORGIVING DEBTOR <ul><li>Matthew 18:21 – 19:1 </li></ul><ul><li>28 &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. 'Pay back what you owe me!' he said.   29 His fellow servant fell down and begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back!'   30 But he refused; instead, he had him thrown into jail until he should pay the debt.   </li></ul>
  17. 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. 'You worthless slave!' he said. '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.'   </li></ul>
  18. 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.&quot;   35 And Jesus concluded, &quot;That is how my Father in heaven will treat every one of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.&quot; </li></ul>
  19. 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. 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. 21. THE LORD’S PRAYER <ul><li>“ For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen </li></ul>
  22. 22. WHY WE SHOULD PRAY <ul><li>Prayer unleashes God's power so that he is able to work in our behalf. </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer opens the channels of God'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. 23. ELEMENTS OF PRAYER <ul><li>Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Humility </li></ul><ul><li>Obedience </li></ul><ul><li>Thankfulness </li></ul>