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How to pray

Matthew 6:5 - 15

Loots Lambrechts

9 May 2020


Prayer: faith in a time of crisis


Sunday Morning

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Matthew 6:5-15

Do we need more techniques to know how to pray?

Christian prayer is made possible by the work of Jesus Christ!

Two things to remember when reading the Sermon on the Mount…

  1. The motivation to pray (v.5-6)

  • Those who pray to be seen are hypocrites!

  • They will receive nothing from God!


  • Pray to your Father…

  • For he’s the one who will answer you!

  1. The manner of prayer (v. 7-8)

  • Don’t babble like the pagans do!

  • Elijah vs the prophets of Baal…

  • Our God knows what we need before we even ask him!

  1. The model prayer (v.9-13)

Our… Father… in heaven!

The 1stthree requests…

  • Hallowed be your name…

  • Your kingdom come…

  • Your will be done…

The 2ndthree requests…

  • Give us today our daily bread…

  • And forgive us our debts…

  • And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one...

Who can pray like this?  (vv. 14-15)

Discussion questions:

  1. How did Jesus’ teaching on prayer rebuke/encourage you?

  2. When you pray, are you more conscious of God or man?

  3. How has the Lord’s prayer helped you to pray?