|How To Pray
|How to Pray
Matthew 6:9-13 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our
debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Take a look at the model of the hand. As we look at each part of the hand we will be
looking at other scripture that speaks of this type of pray.
Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed
be thy name.
1.The first verse in Matthew 6:9 is about adoration. Adoration is giving God reverence and
praise of who He is. Recognition and you can do this through singing as will as through
Psalms 9:11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people
Psalms 33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument
of ten strings.
Psalms 67:3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that
is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar
people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness
into his marvellous light:
2. The next one is thanksgiving unto God for what He has done and in reality it overlaps
with adoration. So the two really go together in a lot of ways.
Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Thanksgiving is a praise of what is to come what will be done and what God has done. It
has to do with God will and thanking Him that His will is always perfect.
Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be
thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psalms 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of
the inheritance of the saints in light:
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus
3. Confession is asking God for forgiveness when we do wrong as well has giving us the
ability to forgive those who harm us. In other words to show love as God shows love to us.
Learning to ask for forgiveness for our faults.
Matthew 6:12-13 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors
Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and
forsaketh them shall have mercy.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
4. Supplication is asking God for our needs. Just like asking for daily bread just like in
Matthew 6:11,13 Give us this day our daily bread.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be
opened unto you:
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching
thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
5.Intercessory pray is praying for your fellow brother and sisters in the Lord as well as for
those who will come to know Christ. And also for protection for ourselves. And really
there is not much difference in Intercessory and supplication but it is more of One being for
basic needs and other for protection and guidance in our daily life.
Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
The Next verses in Ephesians is a model what we should pray and ask for ourselves as
well as for others.
Ephesians 3:14-21 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner
man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded
in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and
depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye
might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding
abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be
healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good
to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me;
for they are thine.
John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me
through their word;
These last two verse are Christ own words again praying for those who will receive Him
and those that are already His. Be wise to model after Christ and the scriptures on how to
pray. Use the pray hand as a reminder on how the word says to pray and use your own
words to talk to God. God loves you and wants to here from you.