Prayer | Ephesians 6:18-20

Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador …

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His Protection | Matthew 6:13

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matthew 6:13 ESV Whenever I begin to finish a sermon series, I almost always have a longing to set aside my previous plans for the following series in order to repeat the current one again. This is because, after having spent dozens of hours …

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His Pardon | Matthew 6:12

Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:12 ESV Our study of the Lord’s Prayer continues with the petition for God to forgive us our debts as we have also forgiven our debtors. In many ways, this supplication is the natural plea arising from a belief in the forgiveness of …

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His Provision | Matthew 6:11

Give us this day our daily bread Matthew 6:11   Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds …

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His Will | Matthew 6:10

your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven Matthew 6:10 ESV Thus far in our study of the Lord’s Prayer, we have seen to whom we pray (our Father in heaven) and what it means to pray for the hallowing of His name and the coming of His kingdom. We continue with …

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Thomas Watson on the Danger of Pleasure

The following is the seventh of Watson's nine points on how not to miss God's kingdom. It comes from his treatment of the second petition of the Lord's Prayer, thy kingdom come. At nearly 100 pages, the entire chapter reads like a lengthy booklet, but I easily count it as one of the most impactful texts …

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His Kingdom | Matthew 6:10

Your kingdom come Matthew 6:10 ESV   Continuing our study of the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus now teaches us to pray for God’s kingdom to come. We pray to God as our Father in heaven, and we petition that His name would be exalted as holy. Next, we pray for His kingdom to arrive. In many ways, …

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His Name | Matthew 6:9

hallowed be your name Matthew 6:9 ESV   Now that we have fixed our eyes upon our Father in heaven to whom we pray, we will spend the remaining six sermons studying the six petitions that Jesus instructs us to pray. The first three petitions focus on God (His name, His kingdom, and His will), …

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Our Father | Matthew 6:9

Our Father in heaven Matthew 6:9 ESV We fittingly place our study of the Lord’s Prayer after our study of the Apostles’ Creed. The creed provides us with the foundational information for who God is, and knowledge of God is, of course, quite necessary for us to properly pray to Him. Having established, therefore, a basic …

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Why We Need the Lord’s Prayer

Of the Lord’s Prayer, Tertullian wrote that it “is comprised of the whole Gospel” (I). Cyprian called it “a loving and friendly prayer to beseech God with His own word, to come up to His ears in the prayer of Christ” (3). Augustine said that “the words our Lord Jesus Christ has taught us in …

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