The Lord's Prayer

Matthew 6:7-15

The Lord's Prayer

Matthew 6:7-15

Sermon Notes

Preacher: Jeremiah Fyffe


The God who sees is the God who hears.

Our Need for Prayer

Is the Prayer to be Recited?

OUR FATHER

  1. REVERENCE | HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME
  2. DEVOTION | YOUR KINGDOM COME
  3. PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE | GIVE US OUR DAILY BREAD
  4. SPIRITUAL DEPENDENCE | FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS
  5. DISCIPLESHIP | LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION


Psalm 104:34

May my meditation be pleasing to him, 

for I rejoice in the LORD


Psalm 119:15–16

I will meditate on your precepts 

and fix my eyes on your ways. 

I will delight in your statutes; 

I will not forget your word.


Psalm 143:5

I remember the days of old; 

I meditate on all that you have done; 

I ponder the work of your hands.


Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart 

be acceptable in your sight, 

O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.


Psalm 63:5–8

My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, 

and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, 

when I remember you upon my bed, 

and meditate on you in the watches of the night; 

for you have been my help, 

and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. 

My soul clings to you; 

your right hand upholds me.


John 17:25–26

O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.


J. I. Packer

Father is the Christian name for God.


Kent Hughes

Luther was right. We best hallow God’s name when our life and our doctrine are truly Christian. When we pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,” we are dedicating ourselves to lead lives that reverence all that he is.


Luke 22:41–42

And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”

Celebration Song List

CELEBRATE Who God Is

Come Christians Join To Sing

Enough

CONNECT Our Need for Christ

Always

COMMUNITY In the Word and Communion

Lord I Need You

CONTRIBUTION of Praise

Because He Lives (Amen)

Good Good Father

Community Group Questions

QUESTION 1:

The Lord’s Prayer begins by calling upon the Father in heaven. How does “the Father who sees in secret” effect the way we pray?

QUESTION 2:

There are five petitions in the prayer. Identify these five petitions and share your observations with the group.

QUESTION 3:

Spend the remainder of your time praying out loud together through this prayer. The Community Group leader should guide you from one petition to the next.

PRAYER NOTES