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Jun 30, 2019

The Bottom Line,  Part 3


By Louie Marsh, 6-30-2019


We Should Use the Model Jesus Gave Us


"This, then, is how you should pray:  Matthew 6:9a (NIV)


The Six Parts of Prayer


1) I Begin by HONORING GOD.


9  …"'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Matthew 6:9b (NIV)


Two Kinds Of Praise

  • PRAISE – Praising God for WHO He is
  • THANKSGIVING– Praising God for WHAT He’s done.


4  Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psalm 100:4 (ESV)


2) Purpose: I Commit Myself 100% to THE LORD.


10  Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 (ESV)


1  I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Romans 12:1 (ESV)


3) Provision: I Ask God To MEET MY NEEDS.


11  Give us this day our daily bread, Matthew 6:11 (ESV)


  • What needs can I pray about? ALL OF THEM


And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.  Phil. 4:19


2  You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. James 4:2 (ESV)


4) Pardon: I Ask God To REMOVE MY GUILT.


12  and forgive us our debts… Matthew 6:12a (ESV)


13  bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Colossians 3:13 (ESV)


5) People: I Pray For  MY ENEMIES.


12  ,,,as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:12b (ESV)


1  First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 1 Timothy 2:1 (ESV)


6) Protection: I Ask For GUIDANCE & DELIVERANCE.


13  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matthew 6:13 (ESV)


The Bottom Line!


Prayer Not Only CHANGES Things – It Changes ME And Brings About  GOD’S WILL On Earth!