W hat is our
Deepest Pr ayer
I pray that your love will overflow more
and more, and that you will keep on
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
produced in your life by Jesus Christfor this will bring much glory and
praise to God.
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.
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.
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.
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.
v.7 And when you pray, do not keep on
babbling like pagans, for they think
they will be heard because of their
v.8 Do not be like them, for your Father
knows what you need before you ask
v.9 "This, then, is how you should pray:
"`Our Father in heaven, hallowed be
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
What is you deepest prayer in Life?
• Creating an atmosphere of a Mature
Mature Prayer - God-Centeredness
Immature Prayer - Self-Centeredness
Jesus taught us to have a God-Centered Prayer
1. God’s Name
"This, then, is how you should pray: "`Our
Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
He is the Number One concern in our
My Strong thought and my Strong Hold...
God expects us to give the:
• Valuing or treasuring His Great Name
above all things.
Always Proclaim the greatness of
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
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.
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
v.4 Let each generation tell its children of
your mighty acts; let them proclaim
v.5 I will meditate on your majestic,
glorious splendor and your wonderful
v.6 Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on
every tongue; I will proclaim your
v.7 Everyone will share the story of your
wonderful goodness; they will sing
with joy about your righteousness.
"You shall not misuse the name of the LORD
your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone
guiltless who misuses his name. (NIV)
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.
(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
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
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
• Recognition of God’s will.
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.
Then you will learn to know God's will
for you, which is good and pleasing
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
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
• 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
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