Monday, October 16, 2017

Bible Study: Preliminary Introduction

The Prayer Jesus Taught His Disciples

Matthew 6:5-16

 

Preliminary Introductions

 

Praise the Lord, we are about to take a journey into a study that will bless our prayer life, a study on prayer, the prayer Jesus taught His disciples. The Lord's Prayer is a great pattern for prayer, and it is the most famous prayer in the world. It should more accurately be called the Disciples' Prayer since the prayer asks for forgiveness of sins- and we know Christ never sinned.  It is the Lord's Prayer because He taught it, not because He prayed it.  Go into any church that uses this prayer in it services and you will find the entire congregation able to recite it from memory. I am a witness to that! Even many people who are not regular church attendees know this prayer. It has become part of the culture of countries like the United States that were founded with a Christian belief system.  Pastors, parents, and teachers have taught it for generations. We often hear the Lord's Prayer recited at weddings, even more often at funerals, and frequently in hospitals. Some families recite it at mealtime and other at bedtime. There are just 66 words in this prayer, but it has become the basis of countless sermons, books, and even songs. Andrew Murray once said, "It is a form of prayer that becomes the model and the inspiration for all other prayer, and yet always draws us back to itself as the deepest utterance of our souls before God."  The Lord's Prayer is perfectly balanced. It teaches us to look first to God, then to ourselves. It teaches us to forgive and receive forgiveness. And it teaches us to depend wholly upon God for everything:  Amen.

 

In this bible study we will have prayers, questions, reading assignment, and we will discover many prayers from the Bible. Each week we will look at a pattern for prayer, which is Praise, Priorities, Provision, Personal Relationships, Protection, and Praise Again from the study of Dr. David Jeremiah.

 

Some material is from Dr. David Jeremiah's study book "Prayer the Great Adventure," and some from online bible studies I trust.

 

Let Us Pray: Table of Content:

 

Week 1-Introduction

Week 2-Our Father which art in heaven; hallowed be thy Name

Week 3-Our Father which art in heaven (Part 2)

Week 4-Hallowed be thy Name

Week 5- Hallowed be thy Name Part 2

Week 6-Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 

Week 7-Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven Part 2

Week 8-As it is in heaven (Part 3)

Week 9-Give us this day our daily bread

Week10-Give us this day our daily bread (Part 2)

Week 11-And forgive us our debts; as we forgive debtors

Week 12-And forgive us our debts; as we forgive debtors (Part 2)

Week 13-And lead us not into Temptation; But Deliver us from evil

Week 14-For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, forever.

Week 15- Forever and ever AMEN

 

"Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.13  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen." (Matthew 6:9-13)

 

May the Lord Bless You,

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