The Principles Of Prevailing Prayer
I want you to take your Bibles, turn to the Gospel of Luke. Matthew, Mark, Luke. Find the 11th Chapter of the Gospel of Luke. Today we begin a brand new series oft Bible studies. Today we're going to begin a series on what some people call the Lord's Prayer, more aptly called the Model Prayer. I think so many of us have recited it. So many of us have read it, but very few of us have thoroughly studied it. And we're going to be studying that Model Prayer under the general heading "Prayer That Prevails," or "The Principles of Prevailing Prayer." And my own heart has been blessed and warmed as I have pre,pared my heart to teach this series on prayer because if there's anything I want to learn to do better, it is to pray. Now, Luke, Chapter 11, and Verse 1: "And it came to pass, that, as He [and when it says 'He,' it's referring to Jesus], as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, one of His disciples said unto Him, 'Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.' And He said unto them, 'When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, as in Heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our dally bread. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Now, it's interesting here in Verse 1 that the disciples came to Jesus, and they said, "Lord, teach us to pray." So far as I can find, no where in the Bible did they ever say, "Lord, teach us to preach." No where did they ever say, "Lord, teach us to teach." No where did they ever say, "Lord, teach us to heal." Now, Jesus was a marvelous preacher, a tremendous teacher, and He was indeed the great physician. But it was the prayer life of the Lord Jesus that so captured the attention of the disciples that when they'd seen Him- pray, when they'd heard Him pray, and when they had seen what happened when He did pr ...
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