Lord, Teach Us To Pray – Notes/Study Sheet

(Luke 11:1)

 

Introduction:

   * We can learn much from Jesus’ prayers.                                      

   * We can learn to pray as He did.

   * Jesus prayed anytime, anyplace.

 

1. When did Jesus pray? (Some occasions:)

   * His baptism (Luke 3:21)                                        * Choosing disciples (Luke 6:12)

   * John’s execution (Mt. 14:13, 23)                           * Mount of transfiguration (Luke 9:28-29; II Pet. 1:16-18).

   * Before His death:                                                   * From the Cross (Luke 23)

      - Upper room (Mt. 26:26-28)

      - For His disciples (Jn. 17)

      - Gethsemane (Mt. 26:36-46)

      - For Peter (Luke 22:31-32)

   * What do we learn from the model prayer in Matt. 6:9-13?

      - God is our __________________________________. God’s nature is __________________. The kingdom has

 

      ______________________. We must be concerned with the ________________________________ in our lives.

 

      Appreciate the ______________________________ of God. We need _____________________________. He

 

      teaches us to resist ____________________________________. Only _________________________ can save us.

   * We must pray for: missionaries, elders, preachers, sick, enemies, visitors, those we’re teaching, the apostate, etc.

   * Why should we pray? –

 

2. We should pray many times every day.

   * Pray always, don’t faint (Luke 18:1). Unjust judge (Luke 18:2-5).

   * I Thess. 5:17 – “Pray without ceasing.” Be in an attitude of prayer continually.

   * Take all your cares to God through prayer (Phil. 4:6).

   * Col. 4:2 – “Continue in prayer...” Make it a daily habit. Watch what we pray for. Give thanks for received blessings.

   * Pray that you overcome sin (Mt. 26:41).

   * Don’t allow sin to “squeeze out” prayer (Ps. 66:18; Prov. 28:9). Speak to God several times per day.

  

3. For what should we pray?

   * Pray for yourself. Cast your cares upon God (I Peter 5:7). He will hear (Jn. 11:41).

   * Pray for others, Christians & non (Col. 4:2-3).

   * Government officials & rulers (I Tim. 2:1-2).

   * Enemies (Mt. 5:43). Christ died for sinners (Rom. 5:8).

   * The sick (Jas. 5:14).

   * Deliverance from temptation (Mt. 6:13; 26:41). Pray to find the way of escape (I Cor. 10:13).

   * Peace/unity (Phil. 4:6-7; Jn. 17:20-21; I Cor. 1:10-13).

   * Unity results when: we obey God, not men (Acts 5:29) & speak as the oracles of God (I Pet. 4:11).

 

4. Should Christians pray for forgiveness of their sins?

   * I Jn. 1:7 – Christians have forgiveness when they “walk in the light.” Part of that walk/light includes prayer.

   * Model prayer contains timeless principles: praying for daily bread, deliverance from temptation, etc.

   * Simon sinned (Acts 8) he wasn’t told, “Aw, don’t worry about it.” He was told to repent and pray (v. 22).

   * Confessing one’s faults involves praying (Jas. 5:16).

   * Speak to God frequently and always be in an attitude of prayer. Seek His counsel, ask His forgiveness, and thank Him

      for your blessings.

 

 

                                                                                                                        R.W. McAlister 10/11/09 a.m.