How to Pray (pt. 1)

Just Pray

By Pastor Roger Eng, February 26, 2023

How to Pray pt. 1 Matthew 6:9-13 (NASB)

“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father, who is in heaven…’”

God’s Glory: 1. God’s name (Matthew 6:9) 2. God’s kingdom (10) 3. God’s will (10)

Our Good: 4. Our daily bread (11) 5. Our forgiveness (12) 6. Our protection (13)

There is a 1, 2, 3 structure in the Lord’s prayer: One petition for the body, two petitions for the soul, and three petitions for God’s glory. This is the Lord’s pattern for prayers.

  1. Hallowed be Your name. (Matthew 6:9) • Pray for great for God. • “You alone are God.” (Ps. 86:10)

  2. Your kingdom come. (Matthew 6:10) • Pray for Christ to in the hearts of people. • Pray for Satan’s kingdom to be undone.

  3. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (6:10) • Pray God’s will is on earth. • Pray God’s will is done on earth as it is in Heaven.

Deut. 29:29 (NASB), “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, so that we may follow all the words of this Law.”

C.S.Lewis, “Prayer in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its threshold, adoration the sanctuary, the presence and vision and enjoyment of God its bread and wine.”