The Lord’s Prayer Teaches Us How to Pray


He said that we should pray “in the following manner,” or pray “like this,” not to literally “pray this.” The Lord’s Prayer is primarily a teaching model. 
Moreover, before teaching His disciples how to pray, Jesus told them what not to do in prayer. First, He said that when we pray, we must not be hypocrites—people who like to pray in public places, in front of an audience, to be noticed by others.

““When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.”Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭5‬ ‭

Christ encouraged His disciples to pray in secret because the Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward His children openly. 

Prayer is not the amount of words we say, or the emphasis that we put on our words. But about praying the word of God that is the will of God. When you pray, according to God’s will, which is the Scriptures, then you know that he hears you and answers.

“And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭5‬:‭15‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again.” Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭7‬

pray purposed prayers like this:

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”
‭‭James‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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What does Deep Roots Ministries do? We encourage believers to grow spiritually in Christ by discipleship. Continuing the works Jesus did. How do we do that? We study God’s Word to develop a Biblical worldview. Scriptures identify God’s plan for our lives. God’s will to us is revealed in His Word. Together we spend time reading the Bible and studying the Truths of the Word of God. Where do you do this? In our home and others homes with family and friends (small groups), teaching videos, and meetings. Where we are invited to share. Colossians 2:6-7 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. 7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

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