June 26, 2016

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Bible Text: Luke 11:1-13 |

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Those first followers of Jesus asked a question that really does betray a struggle many/most of us still have today: how exactly should a person pray? What should we say? And so we cry out, as they did, “Lord, teach us!” Thankfully he did.

In last week’s message we learned about the importance of having a regular and meaningful time in the Word of God, and now we have a passage on prayer. Seems like this section of Luke is all about the basic disciplines of a Christ follower’s life. So much falls into place when we lock down the reading of God’s Word and spending time with him in prayer. He speaks and we speak, and a conversation between God and his people happens. It’s an awesome thing.

Sermon Notes

The Gospel of Luke | Pt. 3
Lord, Teach Us to Pray
Luke 11:1-13
Pastor Todd Dugard
June 25-26, 2016

When it comes to prayer, you might say...

“I feel pretty inadequate about it”
And Jesus says, “Admit the struggle” (v. 1)

“I don’t know what to say”
And Jesus says, “Follow this pattern” (v. 2-4)

“I give up on it too easily”
And Jesus says, “Persist in asking” (v. 5-10)

“I doubt God will answer”
And Jesus says, “Trust me to care for you” (v. 11-13)