The King's Prayer (Part 2)
Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 6:9–6:15
WHERE HAVE WE BEEN
THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER
The objective of prayer is to have a relationship with God and to show our dependence on him
THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER
Prayer is unique in that it is the only true way to demonstrate a relationship with God
OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME
HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD
GOD IS OUR PROVIDER
GOD PROMISES TO PROVIDE
FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS, AS WE ALSO HAVE FORGIVEN OUR DEBTORS
OUR RELATIONSHIPS NEED RECONCILIATION
WE ARE CALLED TO BE FORGIVING PEOPLE BECAUSE WE ARE FORGIVEN PEOPLE
- Discuss together the reasons you pray. Do they align with how Jesus instructs us to pray?
- Jesus tells us to ask God for our daily bread. What are some material things you need daily? Do you trust God for them?
- Read 1 Thess. 5:15, Luke 6:28, Matthew 5:44 and Romans 12:18. What does forgiveness look like according to those passages?
- Jesus instructs us to open our prayer by calling God our father. How does thinking of God as your father make you feel?
- Read the parable of the unforgiving servent in Matthew 18:21-34. How does the response of the forgiven servant reflect your attitude about forgiveness? What about the response of the king?
- How can you use this simple model of prayer in your interactions with people in your life?
- Pray the Lord's prayer together, giving time after each petition for the community to expand on each request.