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If God is Sovereign, Why Pray?

We pray because everything depends on God and not on us.

Text: Matthew 6:8
Sermon Series: Keep Believing
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Singing Through the Lord’s Prayer

Listed below are hymns, gospel songs and choruses that correspond to the various parts of the Lord’s Prayer. I have found it helpful to sing my way through the Lord’s Prayer using these songs to focus my thoughts.

Text: Matthew 6:9-13
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Lord’s Prayer People

The Lord’s Prayer answers the question, “What does Christian prayer look like?” Truly Christian prayer starts with God, moves to our human needs, and rises to God again.

Text: Matthew 6:9-13
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Praying From the Footnotes

When we pray, we are to begin by asking that God’s name be hallowed and we are to end by praising God for his sovereign rule over the affairs of men. Thus the Lord’s Prayer begins with God and ends with God.

Text: Matthew 6:13
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Deliver Us From Evil

This petition reminds us of how weak we really are. We are sitting ducks for the flaming darts of the devil. Unless the Lord helps us, we will not only face temptation, we will succumb to it every single time.

Text: Matthew 6:13
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Does God Lead His Children Into Temptation?

“And lead us not into temptation.” Matthew 6:13a Before we begin: What is the difference between temptation and testing? How […]

Text: Matthew 6:13
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Unless You Forgive

When we pray, “Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors,” we are asking God to forgive our sins according to the same standard we have used in forgiving the sins of others. When you pray this prayer you are really saying, “O God, deal with me as I deal with other people.”

Text: Matthew 6:12
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Daily Bread Living

When you pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” you confess that God is the sources of every blessing. Daily bread living means taking life one day at a time, being confident that God will take care of your needs day by day by day.

Text: Matthew 6:11
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else

Praying “Your will be done” is an act of God-ordained rebellion. This is not a prayer for the weak or the timid. This is a prayer for troublemakers and rabblerousers.

Text: Matthew 6:10
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Kingdoms in Conflict

“Your kingdom come” is not a passive prayer. If you ever decide to make the kingdom of God the first priority in your life, you may not become a missionary, but you will become fundamentally different from the world around you.

Text: Matthew 6:10
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer