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Pray This Way: The Divine Pattern of Righteous Prayer, Part 13

December 21, 2014 Pastor: John Fonville Series: The Divine Pattern of Righteous Prayer

Topic: The Lord's Prayer Scripture: Matthew 6:5–6:15

Pray This Way: The Divine Pattern of Righteous Prayer

Part 13

Text: Matthew 6:5-15

Introduction:

A. Righteous prayer focuses on the adoption of the Father. v. 9b

B. Righteous prayer focuses on the honor of the Father. v. 9c

C. Righteous prayer focuses on the kingdom of the Father. v. 10a

D. Righteous prayer focuses on the will of the Father. v. 10b

E. Righteous prayer focuses on the provision of the Father. v. 11

F. Righteous prayer focuses on the forgiveness of the Father. v. 12

G. Righteous prayer focuses on the deliverance of the Father. v. 13

 

Lesson:

H. Righteous prayer focuses on praise to the Father. v. 13b

“What can one say after facing such a prayer, and such words? There must be a kind of final thanksgiving, there must be some sort of doxology. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, 77

How did this doxology come to be added to the end of our Lord’s model prayer?

“We must begin with the glory of God. We must end with the glory of God. The love of the Divine glory ought to be the first principle from which our desires and prayers flow.” Herman Witsius, The Lord’s Prayer, 381

1. We ascribe praise to the Father for His kingdom.

2. We ascribe praise to the Father for His power.

3. We ascribe praise to the Father for His glory.

 

Reflection:

“To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:17

 

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