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1 Developed by: Dennis Fuqua (c) 2009 Dennis Fuqua

2  The level of all my relationships is determined by the level of my communication in those relationships  My relationship with God is my most important relationship  Therefore the level of my communication with God (my prayer life) determines the level of my relationship with God (c) 2009 Dennis Fuqua

3  Paul’s instruction to Timothy (1 Tim 2:1)  The example of the early church (Acts 1:14, 6:4)  The place prayer played in Jesus’ life (see Luke’s Gospel) (c) 2009 Dennis Fuqua

4  The Author  Jesus, more than anyone else is qualified to teach us how to prayer  He taught exactly what the Father wanted Him to teach  He told us specifically that He wanted us to pray in this manner  He told us it would be worse for us if we heard His words and did not obey them than if we never heard them (c) 2009 Dennis Fuqua

5  The context  Given on two occasions  Matthew 6 – Jesus-initiated as a key part of the instructions of on spiritual disciplines  Luke 11 – disciple-initiated in response to seeing Jesus pray (c) 2009 Dennis Fuqua

6 Two different prayers, two different occasions, two different mountains, separated by many miles and many months c.100 miles

7  The content  Simply looking carefully at the content of this prayer demands that we take it seriously  Seven requests covering God’s heart and our needs  Each of these requests have very deep significance (c) 2009 Dennis Fuqua

8  Notice the focus  The first half – focus on God and His purposes  The second half – focus on us and our needs (c) 2009 Dennis Fuqua

9  Note the Nouns  Our Father  Heaven  Your Name  Your Kingdom  Your Will  The Person of God  The Principles of God  The Purposes of God (c) 2009 Dennis Fuqua

10  Note the Nouns  Our Father  Heaven  Your Name  Your Kingdom  Your Will  More known to me  More valued by me  More aligned in me (c) 2009 Dennis Fuqua

11  Note the Nouns  Our Father  Heaven  Your Name  Your Kingdom  Your Will On earth as it is in heaven (c) 2009 Dennis Fuqua

12  Note the Verbs  Give us  Forgive us  Lead us (not)  Deliver us  Our provision  Our reconciliation  Our direction  Our protection (c) 2009 Dennis Fuqua

13  So, when you pray, pray like this… (c) 2009 Dennis Fuqua


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