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Uncommon Prayer

By July 30, 2016August 1st, 2016Sermon Series Pre-Campaign), uncommon


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All too often we make the excuse that we don’t have time to pray or, when we do make time, we don’t know what to say. Well, good news! Jesus taught us exactly how to pray and with some practice I bet you can be pretty good at it.

Matthew 6:9-15

How to pray:

  1. Identify
    • Some attributes of our heavenly Father
      1. Justice
      2. Provision
      3. Rescue
      4. Strength
      5. Fierce, unfailing love
  2. Petition: God’s Glory
  3. Petition: Our Needs
    1. Provision
    2. Pardon
    3. Protection

Big Idea: Pray like Jesus taught us

Discussion Questions

Further Notes

  • KJV – “for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen”
    • likely not in the original – added later by scribes as a liturgy.
      • Note: whether this is in the original or not it doesn’t change any doctrine or call any doctrine into question. In fact, no questionable texts in the NT call into question any major doctrine.
    • There is a lot of diversity in the manuscripts regarding the end of v. 13
      • “amen”
        • Greek – 9th
        • Latin – Vulgate 1592
      • “thine is the kingdom and the power and glory forever and ever, amen.”
        • Greek – 8th / 4th-5th / 9th / 8th / 9th / Majority text
        • Latin – 6th / 8th-9th / 4th-5th / 6th-7th / syriac, sahidic, bohairic 5+, didache
      • “thine is the kingdom of the Father and the Son and Holy Spirit forever, amen”
        • Greek – 15th
      • txt – not included
        • Greek – 4th / 4th / 5th / 6th / 5th-6th / 10th / 7th / Origen 3rd c
        • Latin – vulgate, middle egyptian, bohairic,