Matt 6:7-13 (NKJV)
And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
CG Discussion Points
- What principles are important to adhere to when we pray? (Matthew 6:7; Romans 12:15)
- Describe the character of our Father and His attitude toward us. Why is it necessary to pray according to His will? (Matthew 6:9-10; Hebrews 4:16; 1 Timothy 2:5; John 1:12; 1 John 5:14-15)
- While praying for our daily needs, explain the correlation between request-making and humbleness. (Matthew 6:8,11; Deuteronomy 8:11-18; Proverbs 16:18-19)
- How to handle unforgiveness and temptation in our lives? What does God teach us in these areas? (Matthew 6:12-13a; Ephesians 4:30; 1 John 1:9; James 1:13-14; 1 Corinthians 10:13)