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Jun 30, 2019

The Bottom Line,  Part 3

Prayer

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!