Sermon Notes Matthew 6:9-13 (and a few verses before), Prayer

Need for:
privacy
humility - don't pray proudly
simplicity

It's what God knows that matters, not what others see of you.

Lord's prayer:
OUR father - even in private we belong to our Father & He belongs to us.
In heaven - we're going to be with the Father.
Your kingdom come - "I want you to come back & end earthly history".

Priorities: God's name, God's kingdom, God's will (i.e. God, not yourself).
Prayer is "substance of action, not substitute for action".
Willing to be answer to own prayer?

Priorities:
Give us daily bread - encourage us to pray every day.
Forgive us our debts.
Lead us not into temptation (or 'to the time of trial') but deliver us.


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