Luke 11:1-4 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. (KJV)
Matthew 6:9-13 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (KJV)
The First Thing Seek God’s presence with a worshipful heart Matthew 6:9 “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” Hallowed = hagiazō ‘to render or acknowledge as holy’ In prayer we have the opportunity to worship the Creator of the universe!
The Second Thing Seek God’s priorities over your own Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” What are God’s priorities for my life? Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
The Third Thing Seek God’s provision for your daily needs Matthew 6:11 “Give us this day our daily bread” Genesis 22:14 “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-Jireh [The LORD Will Provide]: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.” (KJV) Philippians 4:19 “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (NKJV)
The Fourth Thing Seek God’s pardon for your sins Matthew 6:12 “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” The inability to forgive yourself 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
The Fifth Thing Seek God’s power to overcome temptation Matthew 6:13 “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” Satan is real The devil is not all powerful, but he is very shifty and very intelligent 1 Corinthians 10:13 “You are tempted in the same way all other human beings are. God is faithful. He will not let you be tempted any more than you can take. But when you are tempted, God will give you a way out so that you can stand up under it.” (NIRV)