Lord, Teach Us To Pray, Part 3 (4 Of 6) by Ernest Easley

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"Lord, Teach Us To Pray"
Matthew 6.9-15
September 12, 1999
Dr. Ernest L. Easley

Now from Matthew chapter 6, we're learning how to pray. And who
better than the Lord Jesus Christ to teach us to pray?

You see, Jesus was a man of prayer! Mark 1.35, "Now in the
morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and
departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed."

Do you know what that tells me? That tells me that I will never
become a man of God until I become a man of prayer! And that goes for
you too! You say you want to become a man of God? You say you want
to become a woman of God? You say you want God's best? Then
decide to become a person of prayer!

Friend, you ought to pray because Jesus prayed! For if the "Son
can do nothing of Himself" (John 5.19), who do you think you are to think
you can?

You ought to write this scripture there in the margin of your Bible in
Matthew 6: Luke 18.1, "Then He spoke a parable to them, that men
always ought to pray and not lose heart." Do you know what it is to lose
heart? It means to be weary!

Are you weary this morning? Have you grown tired in doing good?
Have you grown weary in raising those children? Perhaps you've grown
tired in staying pure or walking with God. Do you know why? Because
sometime back there, you stopped praying! Jesus said "...that men
always ought to pray and not lose heart." There's a link between prayer
and strength! Between prayer and hope! And the way to avoid growing
weary is by prayer!

I don't know a better reason for participating in our church-wide
prayer meeting on Sunday afternoons at 5:30 p.m.!! "...that men always
ought to pray and not lose heart."

Jesus was a man of prayer. But He was also the model for
prayer. He not only showed us by example, He showed us through
education.

That's what Matthew chapter 6 is all about! I mean, when you
open your Bible to Matthew chap ...


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