by Ernest Easley

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray (6 of 6)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Matthew 6.9-13
June 22, 2003

We are learning on these Sunday nights more about
prayer. And we are learning more about prayer from
the man of prayer: the Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayer was His passion! Prayer was His priority!
Prayer was His practice and here is why: John 5.19,
"Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing
of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for
whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner."
No wonder prayer was His practice!
Luke 11.1, "One day Jesus was praying in a certain
Mark 1.35, "Very early in the morning, while it
was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went
off to a solitary place, where He prayed."
Luke 3.21, "When all the people were being
baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as He was
praying, heaven opened up."
Luke 5.16, "But Jesus often withdrew to lonely
places and prayed."
And we could go on and on. If prayer was needed
for the Savior... prayer is required for the saints!
His practice should be our practice! That tells me
that we will never become men of God until we first
become men of prayer!
Jesus was the man of prayer as well as the model
for prayer. That is what Matthew 6 is all about! In
fact... we read in Matthew 6.9, "In this manner."
You could put it this way, "Along these lines."
In other words... through this prayer... Jesus is
teaching us what should be included in our prayers.
So... what are we to include in our praying?

I. The Person of Prayer.

Verse 9, "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your
Name." God the Father is the Person of Prayer for we
pray to the Father... through the Son... in the power
of the Holy Spirit.
Let me tell you something about our heavenly
father: He has a provision for our every problem!
Got any rivers you think are uncrossable?
Got any mountains you can't tunnel through?
God specializes in things thou ...

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