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“LORD, teach us HOW TO PRAY…” – Luke 11:1

Pastor vinod rasaily

By Pastor Vinod

LESSON ON PRAYER

 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our FatherI)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23292I” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdomJ)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23293J” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> come,
your will be done,K)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23293K” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.L)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23294L” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.M)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23295M” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>
13 And lead us not into temptation,a]” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>[a]N)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23296N” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>
    but deliver us from the evil one.b]” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>[b]O)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23296O” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>

The passage in the gospel of Matthew is often referred to as the Lord’s Prayer; a title often read as ‘The Lord’s Prayer.’

In reality, this should be ‘The disciple’s Prayer.’  It was given to disciples as a pattern for their prayer. Take a note of Jesus’ words, “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” (Mat 6:9). Yes, it is for us, the disciples of Christ.

Therefore, we could rightly call this prayer, ‘A Model Prayer.’ We are not to just repeat mindlessly as a rote memory, but we are to use it as a framework upon which we can build our prayer life.

1. OUR PRAYERS MADE TO A PERSON (Verse 9-10)        

B. WHO? v.9   

Father – Implies a relationship.  To have this relationship, we ought to be born again. We don’t come to father with a slave mentality but as a son, we approach the father; not with fear but with faith and confidence. Knowing our spiritual positioning is the key to powerful prayer. (Eph 2:6, Rom 8:15)

Our – Speaks of the community of faith.  Our prayer life should encompass the entire family of God.  Too often, we are guilty of selfish praying! (Me and my needs first and only! – Phil. 2:4!)

B. WHERE? v.9 – Heaven!  Speaks of God’s position as Sovereign.  He is on Heaven’s throne and is worthy of our faith.  He is an able God!  Faithlessness has no place in our prayer lives – Heb. 11:6; James 1:16-17; Rom. 14:23

C. HOW? v.9 

Hallowed – Reminds us of His Holiness. In Greek the word ‘hagiazo’ implies, ‘make holy.’ God is a holy God and must be approached in fear and reverence!  To truly hallow His name means that we see Him as a Lord who is Holy. He unlike anyone else. The Holy means to “set apart, one who is different than all others” God’s name speaks of his divine attributes and none others have those attributes, in that, God is different from all so called gods of the nations.

Name – You wonder, what’s in a name? God’s name in the bible always speaks of His divine attribute (divine nature). For instance, “Jehovah Rapha”, which means “God who Heals.” Jehovah Rapha reveals God’s nature as one who heals. Similarly, every name reflects the divine nature of God, divine nature is His glory. The simple understanding of glory is “beauty”.

Sadly, Human beings have made God’s name common by attributing glory of God to creation: sun, moon, stars, fire, creatures. As an act of worship, it is our responsibility to separate His name from being made common. We ought to make his name holy’ … this is an act of worship.

Worship precedes any petition in the prayer taught by our Lord Jesus.

 

“Worship precedes petition.”  

devotionals

“LORD, teach us HOW TO PRAY…” – Luke 11:1

Pastor vinod rasaily

By Pastor Vinod

LESSON ON PRAYER

 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our FatherI)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23292I” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdomJ)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23293J” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”> come,
your will be done,K)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23293K” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.L)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23294L” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.M)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23295M” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>
13 And lead us not into temptation,a]” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>[a]N)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23296N” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>
    but deliver us from the evil one.b]” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>[b]O)” data-cr=”#cen-NIV-23296O” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>

The passage in the gospel of Matthew is often referred to as the Lord’s Prayer; a title often read as ‘The Lord’s Prayer.’

In reality, this should be ‘The disciple’s Prayer.’  It was given to disciples as a pattern for their prayer. Take a note of Jesus’ words, “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” (Mat 6:9). Yes, it is for us, the disciples of Christ.

Therefore, we could rightly call this prayer, ‘A Model Prayer.’ We are not to just repeat mindlessly as a rote memory, but we are to use it as a framework upon which we can build our prayer life.

1. OUR PRAYERS MADE TO A PERSON (Verse 9-10)        

B. WHO? v.9   

Father – Implies a relationship.  To have this relationship, we ought to be born again. We don’t come to father with a slave mentality but as a son, we approach the father; not with fear but with faith and confidence. Knowing our spiritual positioning is the key to powerful prayer. (Eph 2:6, Rom 8:15)

Our – Speaks of the community of faith.  Our prayer life should encompass the entire family of God.  Too often, we are guilty of selfish praying! (Me and my needs first and only! – Phil. 2:4!)

B. WHERE? v.9 – Heaven!  Speaks of God’s position as Sovereign.  He is on Heaven’s throne and is worthy of our faith.  He is an able God!  Faithlessness has no place in our prayer lives – Heb. 11:6; James 1:16-17; Rom. 14:23

C. HOW? v.9 

Hallowed – Reminds us of His Holiness. In Greek the word ‘hagiazo’ implies, ‘make holy.’ God is a holy God and must be approached in fear and reverence!  To truly hallow His name means that we see Him as a Lord who is Holy. He unlike anyone else. The Holy means to “set apart, one who is different than all others” God’s name speaks of his divine attributes and none others have those attributes, in that, God is different from all so called gods of the nations.

Name – You wonder, what’s in a name? God’s name in the bible always speaks of His divine attribute (divine nature). For instance, “Jehovah Rapha”, which means “God who Heals.” Jehovah Rapha reveals God’s nature as one who heals. Similarly, every name reflects the divine nature of God, divine nature is His glory. The simple understanding of glory is “beauty”.

Sadly, Human beings have made God’s name common by attributing glory of God to creation: sun, moon, stars, fire, creatures. As an act of worship, it is our responsibility to separate His name from being made common. We ought to make his name holy’ … this is an act of worship.

Worship precedes any petition in the prayer taught by our Lord Jesus.

 

“Worship precedes petition.”