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Lord, Teach Us To Pray (3 of 6)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
May 18, 2003
We're learning these days from Matthew chapter 6
about praying. More important than preaching... more
important than singing... more important than even
witnessing is prayer.
For Prayer adds power to preaching... passion to
singing... purpose to teaching. It ought to be the
request of every Christian: "Lord, teach us to pray."
Now I'm talking to some people here tonight whose
life is full of needs. You've got physical needs...
spiritual needs... perhaps emotional needs. And you
need help! Listen if you will to Hebrews 4.16, "Let
us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that
we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of
What wonderful news for those in need! I want to
tell you that you can "obtain mercy and find grace to
help in time of need!" Do you know what that tells
me? That tells me that God can meet you need and
that God will meet your need!
That's what I want to talk to you about tonight! I
want to show you from God's Word how God can meet
that need in your life. So look with me for a few
minutes to Matthew 6. Jesus is giving us a
pattern... a guide in teaching us to pray.
I want to begin reading in verse 9 down through verse
13 as we continue our series of messages under the
"Lord, Teach Us To Pray"
Now in teaching us to pray... the first thing we find
I. THE PERSON OF PRAYER.
Verse 9, "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your
name." And I pray God that you can call All mighty
God: Father! Only those who are in His family can
call Him Father. And the way into the family is
through receiving His Son... the Lord Jesus Christ
into your life.
And once Jesus steps into your life... never to step
out... from that moment on... His Father becomes your
II. THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER.
Verse 10, "Your kingdom come. ...
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