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Our Father- Posture

Matthew 6:9–13 (NKJV)

9 Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On 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 do not lead us into temptation,But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

The Posture of Prayer:
Matthew 6:9 (NKJV) In this manner, therefore, pray: "Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name."
1. In this manner
There is a right way to pray. There is also a wrong way to pray. 

Matthew 6:5–8 (NKJV) 5 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 "Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.

1. Don't pray to look spiritual.
2. Don't pray to sound spiritual.
Words are important, but they are not magical.
3. Designate a special place & pray

2. Therefore, pray
"When you pray, say." 
Luke 11:2 (NIV)
Worrying is not prayer- "Worry is meditating on fear."
Thoughts are not prayers-
Prayer is a devoted conversation with God
Prayer Tip: Pray Out Loud 

"We don't pray our way. We pray God's way!"

3. Our Father

John 1:12 (NLT) To all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.

Our posture comes from our position!

Galatians 4:6–7 (NKJV) Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Prayer Tip : We pray To Our Father. Prayer Tip: We pray to our Father, through Jesus led by the HolySpirit.

4. Who is in heaven
Isaiah 66:1 (NIV) "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool."

Isaiah 59:1 (NLT) Listen! The Lord's arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call. 

Isaiah 59: 2 (NLT) It's your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.

Prayer is a privilege of those made right before God.

Hebrews 7:25 (NLT) He is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.
We have full access through Jesus.
Prayer Tip: We pray confidently and courageously.

5. Hallowed be thy name. 
Hallowed-(Hagiozo) To render or treat it as SACRED.

With Reverence, "A lion you can wrestle." 
Prayer Tip: Sing & worship when you pray.

Lord- YHWH Covenant name of God
YHWH-Jireh:The Lord Will Provide. (Gen22:14)
YHWH- Rapha: The Lord Who Heals. (Ex 15:26)
YHWH-Nissi: The Lord Our Banner/Our Victory. (Ex 17:15),
YHWH- Kaddesh: The Lord Who Sanctifies/Makes Holy. (Lev 20:8)
YHWH-Shalom: The Lord Our Peace. (Judges 6:24)
YHWH Tsidkenu: The Lord Our Righteousness. (Jeremiah 33:16)
YHWH Rohi: The Lord Our Shepherd. (Psalm 23:1)
YHWH Shammah: The Lord Is There. (Ezekiel 48:35)
YHWH Sabaoth: The Lord of Hosts/Who fights. (Isaiah 1:24; Psalm 46:7)

YHWH- Saves: Jesus.
All that we need is in Gods Nature.
Prayer Tip: Emphasize His name is Holy:

Philippians 2:9–11 (NIV) 9 God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

We pray:
1. Regularly- Frequently & Faithfully.
2. Relationally- Talking to him.
3. Reverently- Worshipping and adoring his name