Sermon: “The Disciples’ Prayer” from Dan Mitchum

Dan Mitchum - February 12, 2023

The Disciples' Prayer

If you could ask Jesus to teach you only one thing, what would it be? How to walk on water? How to raise a person from the dead? Jesus’ disciples didn’t ask for instructions on how to do any of those things. Instead, they asked, “Lord, teach us to pray.” [Luke 11:1] Over the past four weeks, we heard Jesus pray to His Father in John 17. But how does Jesus’ prayer impact our prayers to God? How can we pray like Jesus? We’ll take a fresh look at The Disciples’ Prayer (also known as The Lord’s Prayer) in Matthew 6:9-13. We’ll learn that prayer isn’t just asking God to meet our needs. Prayer is the way to greater intimacy with our heavenly Father.

Scripture References: Matthew 6:9-13

From Series: "The Prayer of Prayers"

The prayer we call “The Lord’s Prayer” from Matthew 6 isn’t technically the Lord’s prayer. The prayer that begins, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” is the prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray. So, that prayer could better be referred to as “The Disciples’ Prayer.” The real Lord’s prayer—that is, the prayer Jesus personally prayed for us is found in John 17. There are four parts to this prayer: Jesus prays for God’s glory, Jesus prays for God’s people, Jesus prays for God’s church, and Jesus prays for God’s mission. In Jesus’ prayer, we see the depth of His love for us and His passion for His church. Join us as we hear Jesus pray the prayer of prayers!

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