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The Parables Part 6 – Praying with Purpose

May 19, 2024   /   Watermark

The Parables

Part 6 – Praying with Purpose

Luke 11:1-13

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1

16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16

Jesus’ focus seemed to be less on and more on the , to whom He was praying.

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

He said to them, “When you pray, say:

“‘Father,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come.

Give us each day our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins,

    for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.

And lead us not into temptation.’” Luke 11:1-4

  • Prayer was for Jesus!
  • Prayer was for Jesus.

Three Prayer Principles from Jesus’ Model Prayer

1)Prayer is to our .

He said to them, “When you pray, say:

“‘Father, Luke 11:2a

2) Prayer is about our heavenly Father’s .

2 …“‘Father,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come. Luke 11:2b

3) Prayer is about our heavenly Father .

Give us each day our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins,

    for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.

And lead us not into temptation.’” Luke 11:3-4

Three distinct needs God wants to meet in your life…

  • Providing your
  • Forgiving your
  • Leading you away from

Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. Luke 11:5-8

I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. Luke 11:8

Prayer Principles You Can Practice:

  • Pray .

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:9-10

  • Pray .
  • Pray .

11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:11-13

 

Today’s Worship Song List

Firm Foundation (He Won’t)

Made for More

Goodness of God

Living Hope

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