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Prayer: Kingdom first

Your kingdom come,…But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Mat 6:10,33 Often, we see prayer as an opportunity to bring our shopping list to God. “Dear God, please please would you h
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Prayer: What's in a name?

This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,…” Mat 6:9 Jesus gives us a model for prayer in which the beginning is all about God and not about us. The prayer starts with a series of imperatives, thing
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Prayer: The friendship and the fear

This then is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven,…’ Mat 6:9 Jesus teaches his disciples how they ought to pray. The opening line shows 2 powerful aspects of who our prayers are addressed to. Firstly, Our Father. We looked yes
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Prayer: Intimacy

7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Mat 6:7-8 I wonder if you have noticed how many ti
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Prayer: Audience of One

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father who is unseen. Then your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. Mat 6:6 Yesterday we knocked the public showy prayer, especially the one that is not backed
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Prayer – Check your heart

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. Matt 6:5 Sometimes it feels like Christiani
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Worry Part 2: The Approach

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Ph
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Devoted: Prayer

10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,… Romans 12:12

Turn the lights on

18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Eph 1:18-19 Le

Three blind minds

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Cor 4:4 We learnt that in the Old Testament, the Gospel was still veiled and that
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