Disciple Up #249
By Louie Marsh, 3-9-2022
Intro – Frustration about Ukraine, other situations.
Links to help you pray for Ukraine
We Should Use the Model Jesus Gave Us
“This, then, is how you should pray: Matthew 6:9a (NIV)
The Six Parts of Prayer
1) I Begin by HONORING GOD.
9 …”‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Matthew 6:9b (NIV)
Two Kinds Of Praise
- PRAISE – Praising God for WHO He is
- THANKSGIVING– Praising God for WHAT He’s done.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psalm 100:4 (ESV)
2) Purpose: I Commit Myself 100% to THE LORD.
10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 (ESV)
1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Romans 12:1 (ESV)
3) Provision: I Ask God To MEET MY NEEDS.
11 Give us this day our daily bread, Matthew 6:11 (ESV)
- What needs can I pray about? ALL OF THEM
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19
2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. James 4:2 (ESV)
4) Pardon: I Ask God To REMOVE MY GUILT.
12 and forgive us our debts… Matthew 6:12a (ESV)
13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Colossians 3:13 (ESV)
5) People: I Pray For MY ENEMIES.
12 ,,,as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:12b (ESV)
1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 1 Timothy 2:1 (ESV)
6) Protection: I Ask For GUIDANCE & DELIVERANCE.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matthew 6:13 (ESV)
The Bottom Line!
Prayer Not Only CHANGES Things – It Changes ME And Brings About GOD’S WILL On Earth!
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