Every single phrase of The Lord’s Prayer connects us to God’s answers to the things that concern us the most. We will take a closer look at the Lord’s Prayer and what it means to be connected to God and to one another – restoring hope in these uncertain times.
July 11: The Prayer of Connection
God is a person, not a power. You can connect and relate to Him personally because He is our Heavenly Father. But the word “father” can bring up all kinds of bad connotations, hurts, difficulties, and experiences. As a result of our earthly fathers’ fallibility, we may think of God the same way. In this message we explore four characteristics of God as Father, using The Lord’s Prayer, that will help you see God for who He really is.
July 18: The Prayer of Surrender
The second and third petitions of the Lord’s Prayer, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” form a prayer of surrender. Today we will learn four ways that surrender is the solution to stress.
July 25: The Prayer of Dependence
“Give us this day our daily bread” is God’s strategy for stress reduction. In this time of uncertainty, the solution for us is neither in Washington, nor on Wall Street, but in God’s Word and trusting Him to meet all of our needs.
August 15: The Prayer of Cleansing
Today we continue in the Lord’s Prayer with “Forgive us our sins”, looking at the six steps to a fresh start and a clear conscience.
August 22: The Prayer of Release
Why must release those who have hurt us? Using the reference of the story of the unforgiving servant in Matthew 18 we will find out.
August 29: The Prayer of Deliverance
Today we focus on the phrase from the Lord’s Prayer, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,” and learn six steps to help us to break through our most common temptations.
September 5: The Prayer of Fulfillment
The series concludes today on the Lord’s Prayer looking at the last phrase, “for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever,” and how that fulfillment means living in his kingdom, by His power, and for His glory.