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How Do I Pray? (Matthew 6:9-13)

Today, we conclude the Above the Ceiling series looking at various questions about prayer. Today we are going look at Jesus answer to the question, “How do I pray?” We are going to be in Matthew 6, but according to Luke 11 what started Jesus’ teaching on prayer was the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. To help them in their prayer life Jesus said in Matthew 6, “Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. 10 May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today the food we need, 12 and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. 13 And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one. [For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen]” (vs. 9-13, NLT). Before we start unpacking this prayer, let me give you some general observations. Continue reading

How Does God Answer Prayer?

 

  • How does God answer prayer?
  • Does God answer prayer the same way all the time?
  • Is God obligated to give us whatever we ask for if we ask in faith?
  • If I ask should I expect an answer?
  • What if God doesn’t answer my prayer?
  • What if He answers my prayer but I don’t like the way He answered it?
  • How come God answered someone else’s prayer immediately, but He hasn’t answered mine yet?
  • How long should I wait for an answer?

These are good questions and some of them are difficult to answer. But we are going to answer some of them today. Continue reading

Why Should I Pray?

Today we begin a series of lessons called Above the Ceiling. Over the years I’ve heard people say things like, “I feel like my prayers bounce off the ceiling” or “I think my prayers go no higher than the ceiling.” That can be a frustrating feeling, when you are not sure God is listening or God cares or if you are praying right. Continue reading

How Does God Answer Prayer?

We can ask many questions about prayer. Does God answer prayer the same way all the time? What if God doesn’t answer my prayer? What if He answers my prayer but I don’t like the way He answered it? How come God answered someone else’s prayer immediately, but He hasn’t answered mine? To help answer these questions we need to examine five ways God answers prayer. Continue reading

Prayer and the Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22 says, “The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (NLT). The fruit of the Spirit can be applied to everything in the Christian’s life. Here is what it might look like if applied to your prayer life. Continue reading

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