HOW TO PRAY

Creating a Lifestyle of Prayer

Week 1


THE LORD'S PRAYER


The Lord’s prayer (Luke 11:2-4 & Matthew 6:9-13) is the model Jesus gave us for prayer. While you can pray it literally by repeating the words as a form of meditation, we prefer to see it as an outline for prayer focus:


CONNECT WITH GOD RELATIONALLY 

“Our Father in Heaven”


WORSHIP HIS NAME 

“Hallowed Be Your Name”


PRAY HIS AGENDA FIRST 

“Your Kingdom Come. Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”


DEPEND ON HIM FOR EVERYTHING 

“Give us this day our daily bread”


FORGIVE AND BE FORGIVEN 

“forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors”


ENGAGE IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE 

“And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one”


EXPRESS FAITH IN GOD’S ABILITY 

“For yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.”



The essence of the Lord’s prayer is to come to God relationally, as you are. Pray simply. Pray honestly.