Lord, Teach Us To Pray

Series Introduction: Please take your Bibles and go to Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:1-4. In this entry, we again find our Lord showing on supplication. The supporters come to Jesus, as He is imploring, craving to be shown about supplication. Obviously, they had seen something in the request life of Jesus that they needed in their own time spend in meditation. Their solicitation is uncovering. They said, "Ruler, train us to ask." Their solicitation is two-overlap. In the first place, they needed to know how to implore and converse with God as Jesus Himself did. Besides, they wanted a weight to ask. They saw the need petitioning God held in the ruler's life and they wanted to be grasped by a similar enthusiasm for fellowship with the radiant Father.
In the words that follow, Jesus gives them the structure for asking that achieves the two objectives. This request isn't a request to be remembered and cited as many do, however it is a system around which we are to construct our own requests. It is an example, or a layout from which we can construct the design of our own requests. Thus, it shows us how we ought to supplicate. As we implore, as indicated by this example, God will hear our requests and He will respond to them for His brilliance. As we supplicate, the solutions to petition and the fellowship we experience with God in petitioning heaven fills in as an impetus to a more profound and more grounded petition life. Hence, this model petitioning heaven shows us both how to ask and to supplicate. Throughout the following a little while, I need to take this example for supplication and take apart it express by state. As every one of these expressions is taught, it will turn out to be evident that despite the fact that the littlest youngster can comprehend the essential message of this request, even the most talented of scholars would never expect to plumb its huge profundities. What I want to believe that we can detract from this series is a more profound and more noteworthy weight for supplication in our own lives. Thusly, I challenge you to accept each expression as it is taught and make it your objective to integrate that expression into your time spend in meditation consistently. Assuming we will do that reliably, we will implore petitions to God based upon the example for supplication. We will ask supplications that God will hear and that He will answer since they will be petitions that are implored inside the boundaries of His ideal will. Matthew 6:9-13 Petitioning heaven IS ABOUT RESTING "Our Father Which Art In Heaven" Introduction: With those bits of insight as a main priority, we should start our excursion through The Model Prayer. This evening, we will consider only that second statement of section 9, "Our Father which are in paradise… " These six words don't include a total sentence, however they contain an abundance of truth whose profundities can't be comprehended and whose broadness can't be crossed. They show the valuable and strong truth that Prayer Is About Resting. Notice with me the strong a valuable message contained in these six short words. I. THEY SPEAK ABOUT A RELATIONSHIP A. God is classified "our Father." What a valuable truth! This is the ground whereupon we might move toward Him with our requests. However, it is a reality that we should not excessively daintily. At the point when God made man in His picture, Gen. 1:26, God became the Father of mankind in creation. In any case, when man fell into transgression, man got a new "father," John 8:44. Presently, the main way any individual can encounter the Fatherhood of God is through the new birth, John 3:3, 7. We should be brought into the world by His Spirit; we should be saved by His effortlessness; we should be washed in His blood; in any case we reserve no option to call Him our Father! In any case, when the new birth happens, we are quickly embraced into His family, Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:5-7; Eph. 1:5! At the point when we are saved, we right away turned into the offspring of God, 1 John 3:1-2. This new relationship opens up the road of access into His presence as our Father. B. Most old religions couldn't imagine God as a "Father." The Jews comprehended it better than most, yet they had many names for God; names which they frequently utilized when they supplicated. For example, a man in need would implore "Jehovah-jireh", Gen. 22:14, and that signifies, "The Lord will give." If they were restless, they would approach "Jehovah-shalom", Judges 6:24, and that signifies "The Lord our tranquility." If they were desolate, or apprehensive, they could approach "Jehovah-shammah", Eze. 48:35, and that signifies "The Lord is there." If they need initiative, they would approach "Jehovah-rohi", Psalm 23:1, and that signifies "The Lord our Shepherd." If they were debilitated, they would approach "Jehovah-rapha", Exodus 15:26, and that signifies "The Lord our healer." The lost could in a real sense happen for quite a long time, yet you get the point. At the point when Jesus educated His men in petition, He advised them to fail to remember the recipes and the confounded names, however to simply approach the "Father." What a gift! I don't need to attempt to sort out which name of God I want to utilize, I can just hurry to my Father and shout to Him. C. Since God is our Father, He conveys us in His heart and has our wellbeing on the most fundamental level. There are numerous men who can "sire" youngsters, yet never "father" any. God births us into His family, yet He had the will, the assets and the capacity to Father us. He has vowed to support us, supply us and care for us until we get back in brilliance, Matt. 6:25-34; Matt. 10:29-31; Phil. 4:19. We natural dads include similar longing inside our souls. We need to see the necessities of our youngsters met and we endeavor to do as such. Be that as it may, there are times when our assets are not adequate to address their issues. We ought to never expect that with our wonderful Father. He has all we really want and an excess, Psa. 24:1; Psa. 50:10, and He is well ready to address our issues, Eph. 3:20. D. Say thanks to God we can rest in our relationship with Him, knowing that when we approach Him, He hears us since He cherishes us and thinks often about what we face. He is our Father and He has called us into His presence, Jer. 33:3; Matt. 11:28; Heb. 4:16. II. THEY SPEAK ABOUT A REALITY A. The following two words "which craftsmanship" are loaded up with greatness and miracle. They advise us that we serve a God Who exists and that He is in excess of a fabrication of our creative mind. Truth be told, confidence in the presence of God is the very ground whereupon we might move toward Him, Heb. 11:6. That section instructs us that we should accept God exists and that He hears and answers petition, or we are simply appealing to Him to no end. God is genuine! What's more, when you call out to on Him, you are arriving at dependent upon One Who hears you and Who will move because of your need! B. I'm thankful tonight that we serve a God Who "is." He isn't a God Who was. He isn't a God Who will be sometime in the not so distant future. However, as He told Moses in Exodus 3:14, His name is "I'm that I AM!" This advises us that God is the self-existent, everlasting One. He has existed unaltered from all endlessness past, He keeps on existing in the present and He will proceed unaltered in to the huge scopes of time everlasting future. As the "I'm", He doesn't choose not to move on, nor does He exist from now on, however God is dependably in the at the present time! Your past is His present; your future is His present too. He sees all, knows all and grasps all. He knows your most profound requirements and, surprisingly, the mystery needs of your heart. What's more, He can take care of all. C. Since God is genuine, and since He changes not, you and I can move toward Him with certainty, resting in His world. Petitioning heaven isn't a waste of time! It isn't only sending words up into the ether of the air. No! Petitioning God is an unassuming heart moving toward a blessed, magnificent Father. Petitioning God is a recovered holy person entering the presence of blessed God to execute wonderful business at His high position of elegance. Since God is genuine, petitioning heaven is genuine! Since God is genuine, there is power in petition. Rest in that expectation and exercise your entitlement to enter His presence! III. THEY SPEAK ABOUT A REALIZATION A. At the point when the Bible lets us know that our Father stays "in Heaven," it is letting us know that He possesses a position of high standing, greatness and power. Since He is in Heaven, He is over the wrongs and the issues of this world. Since He is in Heaven, He is in a situation to move in power because of our petitions. Since He is in Heaven, He is in a situation to be magnified and regarded by the people who stay underneath. B. This recommends some things we really want to consider when we supplicate. 1. We ought to enter His presence submissively - Our Father is God! He made this world. He is blessed. He is superb. We, then again, are abominable and devilish, Isa. 64:6. On the off chance that it were not for the purifying achieved by the blood of Jesus, 1 John 1:7, we would have not right to enter His presence. Truth be told, when we do enter, we can do as such through Jesus, our Savior and Mediator, 1 Tim. 2:5. Yet, when we come in that Name, the Name of Jesus, we can be guaranteed of a group of people and a response, John 14:13-14; John 15:16; John 16:23-24. Thusly, let us figure out how to move toward the privileged position of elegance unassumingly, recalling what we are and where He tracked down us; recollecting that were it not for effortlessness and the blood of Jesus we would have no freedoms there by any means. 2. We ought to enter His presence with certainty - That might seem like a logical inconsistency, yet it isn't. Indeed, even as we humble ourselves before Him, let us implore in confidence accepting that God will hear us and respond to us for His greatness. To move toward Him in uncertainty is to hammer the entryway of supplication, James 1:6-8; yet to move toward Him in straightforward confidence is to ensure the outcome of our requests, Matt. 21:22; Mark 11:22-24; 1 Tim. 2:8. 3. We ought to enter His presence reverentially - More will be said about this in the following lesson, however when we approach the Lord in supplication, we really want to recollect to Whom we are talking. He is God. He is Lord. He is marvelous! Give us there for come access to His presence

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