“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.” 
– MATTHEW 6:9-13

The Main Point!

It’s impossible to keep a relationship going if you never talk. Can you have a true friendship/relationship when you never communicate? Don’t let anyone leave this session without being confronted by this thought: The disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to talk with the all-powerful God of the universe. Our Lord gave them a rich and beautiful prayer. Will you regularly talk and listen to the God who loves you?

Terms of the Week

Disciple: A person who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another, in our case, followers of Jesus Christ.
Doxology: A short phrase honoring God: “For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever.” Incidentally, it is not a verse found in the Bible.
Lord’s Prayer: The prayer Jesus taught his disciples to pray.
Petition: Something requested to a superior authority. In this case, a request to God.
Prayer: The act of communicating with God. True prayer is a two-sided conversation.

Remember One Thing!

The disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. He gave them a beautiful prayer, which we use as a model to this day.

Online Resources

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