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Lord, teach us to Pray!

June 30, 2019 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: 2019_Standalone

Topic: Lord, teach us to Pray!

Going deeper questions (Life Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • What would you have asked Jesus to teach you to do? (honesty moment)? (Point I)
  • Why did prayer play such an important role in Jesus’ life that He became known for it? Can people say that about your life?  When did someone ask you to teach them something about Jesus? (Point I)
  • How does our prayer life indicate our reliance upon God or ourselves? Will you make time daily to pursue prayer as a priority allowing God to be God in your life? (Point 2 & 3)


Message outline

Title:  Lord, teach us to Pray!

Series: Hebrews: Humanity’s Only Hope

Text: Key Passage-> Luke 11:1-13 (Hebrews 11 Prequal)

Main Idea: Ministry was the Fruit of Jesus’ Prayer Life


If you could ask Jesus to teach you ONE thing, what would it be?  What was the ONLY thing the Disciples asked Jesus to teach them to do?


  1. What Place Did Prayer Have in Jesus’ Life?
  • The Disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray (v.1)
    • Jesus defines the relational tone for prayer as follows:
      • Father, hallowed be your name. Prayer is enjoying and being enjoyed in the presence of God who is Sovereign, Holy and Just.
      • Your Kingdom Come. Present and Coming.
      • Give us this day our daily bread. God will provide all we need (Exodus 16) Trust = Obedience.
      • Forgive as forgiven. God empowers us to proclaim and demonstrate what we have received from Him to others.
      • Lead us not into temptation. Trusting God is working all things for good (Romans 8:28), refining us in His Love (Zechariah 13:9).
    • Prayer is:
      • Knowing we are heard and hearing (Vv.5-8)
      • A relationship we are invited in to; qualified by our participation (Vv.9-10)
      • The work of the Spirit (Vv.11-13)
  1. Prayer is the labor; Ministry is the fruit (John 14:7-21)
  • The role of the Spirit in prayer (See Acts 6:1-4)

III. Fruit Revelation (James 4:1-12)

  • On our own; in our own strength ends up destroying what was meant to bless (Vv.1-4)
  • Our Father desires more for us; Grace abounds (Vv.5-6)

Prayer is allowing God to be God (Vv.7-12)

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