Matthew 6:5-15 “Teach us How to Pray” Pt3

In Matthew 6 5-15 Jesus is teaching us, as his Disciples, how we ought to Pray.
As he does so, Jesus teaches us two essential things about prayer.
Firstly, about the way we are to speak in prayer.
Secondly, the words that we are to say in prayer.
In Matthew 6 11-15 Jesus is teaching us how to pray for our needs.

As he does so, Jesus encourages us to bring our true human needs before our Father who is

able to provide for these things.

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Matthew 6:5-15

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this:

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.[a]
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,[b]
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,[c]
12 and forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.[d]

14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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