1 Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” 2 So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

Luke 11:1-4 (NKJV)

5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Matthew 6:5–13 (NKJV)

Part Two: God-Centered Prayer (Jesus and Worshipful Prayer)

2 So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Luke 11:2–4 (NKJV)

9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6:9-13 (NKJV)
  • Elements of Worshipful Prayer
    • Identify God for Who He is
      • Who Is God to you? Give Him the appropriate place in your heart and life.
    • Ascribe Glory and Reverence to His name
      • Give God credit for who He is. His name typifies His greatness.
        • El Shaddai – God Almighty
        • Jehovah – Self-existent One
          • Jireh – Provider
          • Rophe – Healer
          • Rohi – Shepherd
        • Creator
        • Christ – Anointed One
        • and many more
    • Submit to the Righteous God of Creation
      • Submit to His kingdom and His will above all others. Let Him be king!
  • The Need for God-Centered Prayer
    • Seek His Presence, Not His Presents
    • Seek Relationship, Not Provision
    • Seek His Face, Not His Hand
    • God is not Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy
    • God is not a dispensary. He is not the guy to go to for a loan or your allowance
    • Look Him in the eye and carry on a conversation, don’t jump up and down expecting a gift. His presence is gift enough.
  • Starting with God, not Me
    • Ministering Unto the Lord
    • Offering a Sacrifice in Prayer
    • Worshipping God, not Tossing Requests at Him

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