April 10, 2013
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Lord, Teach Us to Pray, Part 2

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But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world” John 17:13-16

Jesus taught us to pray in simplicity and in sincerity; in confidence and in clarity; in expectation and in faith. He taught us to pray in all things and at all times. He taught us to pray with a clean heart, with single mindedness, with a forgiving spirit, and with a grateful heart.

When His disciples came to Him asking for instruction in prayer, Jesus gave them a pattern of prayer. He told them that prayer starts from a relationship with the Father, and that the beginning and end of prayer is for His glory. It is the Father’s will that we seek in prayer, it is the Father’s heart that we touch in prayer; it is the Father’s hand that we move through prayer; it is the Father’s goodness that we receive through prayer; it is the Father’s ways that we learn through prayer.

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5 Responses to “Lord, Teach Us to Pray, Part 2”

  1. karyn April 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM #

    Amen amen and amen.
    In everything, in prayer and supplication, make your requests known. Ask in MY Name and it will be granted to you.

    1  Hear my prayer, O LORD;
    give ear to my pleas for mercy!
    In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!

    The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. 2001 (Ps 143:1). Wheaton:
    Standard Bible Society.

    17 Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy, and for your own sake, O Lord,2 make your face to shine upon your sanctuary,

    The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. 2001 (Da 9:17). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

    18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

    The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. 2001 (Eph 6:18). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

    6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

    The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. 2001 (Php 4:6). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

    has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day

    The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. 2001 (1 Ti 5:5). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

  2. Sheryl Goll April 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM #

    Dear Roy,
    When I read your thoughts it is like hearing my heart felt thoughts being expressed from another person. Thank for sharing your heart to a world who is longing to feel the glory of God to fill they emptiness instead of things of this earth! I love the cards and quotes they use in Dayspring. May the Lord continue to bless you and keep your heart so pure and focus upward to help lead others in that direction!

    I am not sure if you will read this or someone else but this is my prayer for you and thoughts of gratitude to God for the heart attitude I see in you and the cards often through Dayspring!

  3. Becky Neville April 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM #

    I love this!

  4. Annie April 10, 2013 at 8:18 PM #

    thanks so much for this, roy. i’m touched by the simplicity yet truthfulness of this message. keep on your ministry.

    God bless,
    annie

  5. Charlette Nordin April 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM #

    Awsome!!!

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