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The Heart Of Prayer Matthew 6:5-15. Our righteousness must be for God, not man.Our righteousness must be for God, not man. There is a proper way to pray.There.

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1 The Heart Of Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

2 Our righteousness must be for God, not man.Our righteousness must be for God, not man. There is a proper way to pray.There is a proper way to pray. –John the Baptist taught his disciples to pray. –Jesus’ disciples ask Him to teach them pray. Luke 11:1-4 They understood it’s value.They understood it’s value. The Greatest picture of man in the presence…The Greatest picture of man in the presence… Is on his knees!!! The Heart Of Prayer

3 Sin will follow us into the presence of God. Exo. 3:5; Zac. 3:3; Isa. 6:5Sin will follow us into the presence of God. Exo. 3:5; Zac. 3:3; Isa. 6:5 Sin defiles us before God.Sin defiles us before God. Sin did not originate on Earth. 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 1:6Sin did not originate on Earth. 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 1:6 Sin will try to follow us into Heaven.Sin will try to follow us into Heaven. Sin is a disposition of the heart. Acts 8:18ff; Isa. 7:10-13; 1 Sam. 15:18ffSin is a disposition of the heart. Acts 8:18ff; Isa. 7:10-13; 1 Sam. 15:18ff Sin is self-worship and self-exaltation. 1 Sam. 15:30Sin is self-worship and self-exaltation. 1 Sam. 15:30 Bringing Sin Before God

4 They are praying to a different god.They are praying to a different god. –Greek gods were selfish with cold hearts. –Not concerned with the needs of humans. –Pharisaical god was loveless, cold and legalistic Self-Glorification Before Other god’s 1 Kings 18:25-29; Acts 17:16-34

5 Used many words, babble. Used many words, babble. –Thought many words could overwhelm their god. – “maybe he didn’t hear me” attitude. 1 King 18:28 They were praying without thought.They were praying without thought. –“honor with lips but not heart.” Isa. 29:13; Matt. 15:8 Physical activity over substance.Physical activity over substance. Self-Glorification Before Other god’s 1 Kings 18:25-29; Acts 17:16-34

6 Scheduled Prayers

7 The Wailing Wall

8 Prayer Beads: Rosary

9 Prayer Beads:Buddhist Mala Beads

10 Prayer Flags

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12 Prayer Wheels

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14 Worship Programs over substance.Worship Programs over substance. –Liturgical forms of worship. They think they will be heard.They think they will be heard. “Don’t be like them”, Jesus declares.“Don’t be like them”, Jesus declares. –Praying without the mind engaged. Self-Glorification Before Other god’s 1 Kings 18:25-29; Acts 17:16-34

15 We Must Exclude.We Must Exclude. –Forget about everyone else. –Forget about yourself. –Place one hand over your mouth. Job 40:4 We Must Realize… We Must Realize… – Whose presence you are entering. Psa 68:8,145:5-ff; Hab. 2:20 –He is your father. –He fulfils the ideal of fatherhood. Eph 3:20 Preparing Your Heart For Prayer

16 Have Confidence. Heb. 10:19 Have Confidence. Heb. 10:19 –of a child-like faith. –Never think that God is blocking my desires. He wants to fulfill our desires.He wants to fulfill our desires. Preparing Your Heart For Prayer

17 Glorify God, forget self, 9.Glorify God, forget self, 9. Yearn for God’s will to be accomplished,10.Yearn for God’s will to be accomplished,10. Remembering our dependence on God.Remembering our dependence on God. –Give us, 11. –Forgive us, 12. –Deliver us, 13. –Glorify God, 13. “Lords Prayer” Is Only a Template

18 Beware of Bring Sin Before God.Beware of Bring Sin Before God. Glorify God, not self.Glorify God, not self. Keep Your Heart Prepared for Prayer.Keep Your Heart Prepared for Prayer. –Exclude. –Realize. –Confidence. The Heart Of Prayer

19 When Was The Last Time You Prayed?When Was The Last Time You Prayed? Did He Hear You?Did He Hear You? The Heart Of Prayer

20 Acts 2:38-39 “…Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins…” Come To Jesus

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