Enjoying The Family Of God
Now, I want you to take your Bibles, please, and open up God's Word to Matthew, Chapter 6, and we're going to begin reading in Verse 5. And please have an open Bible in your hand. If you don't have a Bible with you, look there in the pew before you. There ought to be a Bible there for you to use. Or look on with your neighbor. You'll always get so much more from any message if you'll use the Word of God. Matthew, Chapter 6. We're going to begin reading in Verse 5. Now, we're talking today on this subject: "Enjoying the Family of God." And this is the second in a series of messages on what is commonly called The Lord's Prayer, more aptly called The Model Prayer. And we're calling the entire series "The Principles of Prevailing Prayer,"- prayer that is answered. Today, "Enjoying the Family of God." Matthew, Chapter 6, and Verse 5. "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray,, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be ' not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father know- eth what things ye have need of, before you ask Him. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which tart in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us ;this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen." Now, how should we pray? Well, the Lord Jesus in -- first of all, in Verses 5 and 6 ...
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