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The Prayer Of Safety (7 of 8)
Series: The Practice Of Personal Peace (The Lord’s Prayer)
Dr. Chuck Mcalister
(A) Series... THE PRACTICE OF PERSONAL PEACE ...
... Few people today really have peace of mind! ...
Phil. 4:6-7 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
1- ... I.E. ... Personal peace only comes through the Practice of Prayer.
2- You can either PRAY or WORRY ... So how do we pray to ensure that we have peace?
3- Jesus gave us a pattern to show us how to pray ... we call it The Lord’s Prayer ... really, the model prayer!
4- This prayer consists of 8 phrases ... each phrase addresses a different need that we have ... that must be dealt with if we are going to have peace within us!
a- THE NEED TO BELONG ... so we pray... "Our Father in heaven"
b- THE NEED TO RESPECT (Worship) ... so we pray... "Hallowed be Your name." c- THE NEED FOR SUBMISSION (to God) ... so we pray..."Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." ...
d- THE NEED FOR TRUST (of God) ... so we pray... "Give us this day our daily bread"
e- THE NEED FOR FORGIVENESS (from God)...so we pray..."And forgive us our debts..."
f- THE NEED FOR FREEDOM ... which we can only find when we forgive those who have hurt us ... so we pray ... "as we forgive our debtors"
5- There is another great need we have to truly have peace ... we need to know that we are safe ... protected ... from the pitfalls and dangers around us! ... THE PRAYER OF SAFETY!
* We need to know that we are safe from the temptations that could draw us away from God’s will ... and end up wrecking our lives!
* We need God’s Protection From Temptation.
* TEXT ... Matt. 6:13a
(B) How many have experienced t ...
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