Passage: Matthew 6:5-13
Introduction: “All who have walked with God have viewed prayer as the main business of their lives… For those explorers in the frontiers of faith, prayer was no little habit tacked onto the periphery of their lives; it was their lives. It was the most serious work of their most productive years.” - Richard Foster
I. PRAY IN SECRET
“If you ask me what are the ways of God. I would tell you, the way is first humility, second humility, and third humility,." - St Augustine
II. PRAY THE KINGDOM COME
"Kingdom theology is Venn diagram theology." - J.R. Briggs
III. PRAY, “OUR FATHER”
"Prayer mirrors the gospel." - Paul Miller
- Do you find prayer hard? If so, why? (Hint: the right answer here is yes.)
- What are you best practices in prayer?
- Every behavior problem is a believing problem. Try to diagnose what wrong belief(s) are contributing to your struggling with prayer.
- What one thing might you do this next week to make progress in prayer?