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Our Father- Praying In The Spirit





The Holy Spirit is the gift that keeps on giving.


John 14:16–20 (NIV)

16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another 
advocate to help you and be with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

Acts 1:4–5 (NIV)
4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for 
the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

 Praying in The Spirit.
1 Corinthians 14:14 (NIV) For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays…

Questions about tongues
1. What are tongues? 
Acts 2:4 (NIV) All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
"Tongues are a language that the Holy Spirit gives."

2. Aren't tongues a little…weird?

3. Are tongues for everyone?
Mark 16:17 (NIV) These signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues.

3 Kinds of tongues:
  • A foreign language.
  • A prophetic utterance( 1 Cor 12)
  • A prayer language

4. Should tongues be in a church service?
1 Corinthians 14:12–19 (NIV)
12 So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church. 13 For this reason the one 
who speaks in a tongue should pray that they may interpret what they say. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding. 16 Otherwise when you are praising God in the Spirit, how can someone else, who is now put in the position of an inquirer, say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since they do not know what you are saying? 17 You are giving thanks well enough, but no one else is edified. 
18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.

4. What are the benefits of praying in tongues?
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV) Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people.

1. Builds us up
Jude 20 (NIV) But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:4 (NIV) Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves.

2. Leads us in prayer
Romans 8:26–27 (NIV) 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God.

He is the ultimate prayer partner!

3. We are praying the will of God.
Romans 8:27 (NIV) …The Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God.

4. Intimate private language

5. It's convenient

Our Father- Intercessors






Intercessors
Intercessor: A Person who intervenes on behalf of another.

The priest:
Hebrews 5:1 (NLT) Every high priest is a man chosen to represent other people in their dealings with God. He presents their gifts to God and offers sacrifices for their sins.

Jesus the High Priest
Matthew 27:50–51 (NLT) 50 Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit. 51 At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart.

Jesus replaced the priesthood system and became The last high priest.
1 Timothy 2:5–6 (NLT) 5 There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 6 He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone….

Hebrews 5:9–10 (NLT) 9 God qualified him as a perfect High Priest, and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him. 10 And God designated him to be a High Priest in the order of Melchizedek.

The King-Priest: “The Order of Melchizedek”
Hebrews 7:1–3 (NLT) This Melchizedek was king of the city of Salem and also a priest of God Most High. When Abraham was returning home after winning a great battle against the kings, Melchizedek met him and blessed him. 2 Then Abraham took a tenth of all he had captured in battle and gave it to Melchizedek. The name Melchizedek means “king of justice,” and king of Salem means “king of peace.” 3 There is no record of his father or mother or any of his ancestors—no beginning or end to his life. He remains a priest forever, resembling the Son of God.
* Genesis 14:18-20

Melchizedek:
#1. King
#2. Priest
#3. He gives 
bread and wine
#4. He blesses.

Jesus is our King-High Priest 
Order of Melchizedek: Jesus is the eternal mediator between God and man and the final authority as reigning king.

Hebrews 6:19–20 (NLT) 19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. 20 Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. 

#1. He is approachable.
Hebrews 4:15–16 (NLT) 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

#2. He Intercedes for us
Romans 8:34 (NIV) Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

“Satan is pointing at our sin and deeming us shamed, Jesus is pointing to the cross and declaring us redeemed.

#3. He puts Intercession in us
  • He gave full access to heaven by becoming the high priest and anointing everyone who follows him the new priesthood. 
1 Peter 2:9–12 (NLT) You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 10 “Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. 
Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.” 
11 Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. 12 Be careful to
 live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.

The Ministry of Intercession
2 Corinthians 5:19–20 (NIV) He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…

1. Prayer & Fasting. 

“Brokenness won’t by simply being socially and politically active we must be spiritually persistent!”

2. Representing Jesus well.
We are ambassadors!

3. The message we bring.
Romans 10:14 (NLT) 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?

We need to be winsome
1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.


4. The power we function in.
Between The Ling and The Dead
Numbers 16:46–48 (NLT) 46 And Moses said to Aaron, “Quick, take an incense burner and place burning coals on it from the altar. Lay incense on it, and carry it out among the people to purify them and make them right with the Lord. The Lord’s anger is blazing against them—the plague has already begun.” 47 Aaron did as Moses told him and ran out among the people. The plague had already begun to strike down the people, but Aaron burned the incense and purified the people. 48 He stood between the dead and the living, and the plague stopped. 

Our Father- Steadfast in Prayer






Acts 17: 24- 28

24 The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples made by human hands. 25 Nor is He served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands.
27 God intended that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. 28 ‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’


1. Livin’ On a Prayer

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV “16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”


“There is so much more to prayer than a combination of words and heartless chatter.”

James 5:16 NLT “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”


2. Don’t Stop Believin’

“Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24 NIV

“We have refrigerator rights.” - Pastor Josh Brown



*Matthew 7:7 NLT “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.



3. Don’t You Forget About Me

Isa 44:21 NLT I, the LORD, made you, and I will not forget you.


“He already knows the plan, so maybe we aren’t far along enough on the journey for that thing we are waiting on.”



4. Never Gonna Give You Up

Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

1 Corinthians 1:9 NKJVGod is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Joshua 21:45 NIV “Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.



5. Gotta Have Faith


2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV “For we live by faith, not by sight.”

Hebrews 11:1 NIV Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

Our Father- Praise





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.
"Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen"

Doxology: "Liturgical formula of Praise to God."

"Practices produce patterns."
Prayer and praise are the wings of one eagle!

Jericho/ Joshua 6  
Joshua 6:2 "I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors."
Joshua 6:16(NIV) "Shout! For the LORD has given you the city!

Praise preceeds the victory.
Psalm 67:5-6(NLT) May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you. Then the earth will yield its harvests, and God, our God, will richly bless us.

Praise is an expressive celebration.

Praise a confident confession!

Prayer tip: Celebrate when you pray. 

Points of praise
1. 
Yours is the Kingdom! 

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.

2. Yours is the Power.

Colossians 1:15–28 (NIV) 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

3. Yours is the Glory. 

4. Forever

5. Amen
So be it. 


Our Father- Perseverance







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.

Perseverance
Matthew 6:13 (NKJV)  Do not lead us into temptationBut deliver us from the evil one.

"Do not lead us into temptation."
  • God does not tempt us
James 1:13–15 (NLT) 13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, "God is tempting me." God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death

Prayer tip: Pray "Father, keep evil far out of reach"


We will all face temptation from the evil one.

Luke 4:1–13 (NIV) 4 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. 3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread." 4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone.'" 5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And he said to him, "I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. 7 If you worship me, it will all be yours." 8 Jesus answered, "It is written'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'" 9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down from here. 10 For it is written: 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; 11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'" 12 Jesus answered, "It is said: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" 13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.

The plan of the evil one
1. To reduce your identity. 
  • The greatest individual crisis is an identity crisis. 
  • Prayer is the place where we bury carnal desires.

2. To ruin your purpose.
  • As Followers of Christ and lovers of God, we must be informed and directed by the Lord. 

1 John 2:15–16 (NLT) 15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.

3. To rebel against what God says.
  • Satan will always question and distort the word.

"But deliver us from the evil one."

God always provides a way out of sin.
1 Corinthians 10:12–13 (NLT) 12 If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. 13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.

Walking in deliverance...
Ephesians 6:11–13 (NIV)11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

1. Remember, the battle is spiritual.
You can win a carnal battle in the spirit, but you can't win a spiritual battle in the flesh. 
  • The nature you nurture is the nature that wins.

2. Appropriate Spiritual armor. 
Prayer tip: appropriate your armor daily.
Ephesians 6:14–17
  • Breastplate of righteousness.
  • Belt of Truth.
  • Shoes of the gospel. 
  • Shield of faith.
  • Helmet of salvation.
  • Sword of the Spirit.

3. Pray the word. 
Prayer tip: Pray the word.

4. Stay near to God.
Luke 4:4(NIV) Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness

We only see defeat when we are distant. 


Our Father-Purging




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.

Purging:
Matthew 6:12 (NKJV) Forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.

1. Forgive us our debts. 
"In Christ, we are positionally righteous, that prompts us to practice righteousness."

Romans 3:23 (NIV) For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
gk.Hamartia: archery term "missing the mark." 

1 John 1:8–10 (NIV) 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. 

Psalm 139:23–24 (NLT) 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

Tenderness is always the goal!

Prayer Tip: Ask the Lord to reveal where you missed it, then ask for his forgiveness.

"Our posture towards sin reflects a lot about our perception of God."

1 John 2:1-2 (NIV)  My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

He is Holy, He is also merciful.

Hebrews 4:16 (NLT) So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Mercy is his default because mercy is his nature.

2. As we forgive our debtors.

Matthew 18:21–35 (NLT) 21 Then Peter came to him and asked, "Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?" 22 "No, not seven times," Jesus replied, "but seventy times seven! 

"God is serious about forgiveness. He is equally as serious about unforgiveness."

Matthew 5:22–24 (NLT) 22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.  23 "So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, 24 leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.

Prayer Tip: If relational tensions arise immediately, work towards reconciliation.

Ephesians 4:30–32 (NLT)
30 And do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.


Our Father-Provision




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.

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.

Provision
Matthew 6:11 (NKJV) Give us this day our daily bread.

Manna- Exodus 16
"The manna that nourished yesterday will poison you today."

Bread: represents everything necessary to sustain life.

Provisions are promised.
Philippians 4:19–20 (NIV) 19 My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

"God provides: not according to earthly need, but by heavens resources."

Psalm 37:25–26 (NIV) 25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. 26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.

Matthew 6:25,31-34 (NIV) 25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Praying for Provision
Luke 11:5–13 (NIV) 5 "Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.' 7 And suppose the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.' 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.
9 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
11 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

1. Pray Persistently.
Prayer tip: Ask and keep asking.

2. Pray Specifically.
Philippians 4:6 (NLT) Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Prayer Tip: be specific.

3. Pray Confidently.
Luke 12:32 (NIV) Your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.

Not seeing God's provision?
1. Examine your habits.
Are you asking?
Are you working?
Deuteronomy 8:18 (NIV) Remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.
Are you being wise?

2. Examine your heart.
James 4:2–3 (NLT) …You don't have what you want because you don't ask God for it. 3 And even when you ask, you don't get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.

Prayer tip: When praying, don't treat wants as needs.

1 John 5:14–15 (NIV)14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

Provision to sustain is not all Jesus Provides.
"Is life not more than food." -Matthew 6:25

Matthew 4:4 (NIV) Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

"Our greatest need and our most significant provision is the person of Christ."
The word made flesh- John 1:14
John 6:35 (NIV)Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

Our Father- Priority






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.
Palm Sunday 
John 12:12–13 (NKJV) 12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: "Hosanna! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!' The King of Israel!"

Matthew 6:9 (NKJV)Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.

The Prayer Priority
1. Your Kingdom Come.
Matthew 6:33 (NKJV) But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
  • "Prayer should be driven by the urgency of his kingdom, not the urgency of need."
What is the Kingdom?
What does it look like?
Colossians 1:14 (NLT) He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.

Romans 14:17 (NKJV) The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Luke 17:20–21 (NKJV) "The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you."

2. Your will be done
The will of God happens when His Kingdom is prioritized.
How do I know God's will?
"You know God's will by following God's way."

What will He be most glorified in? Pray that.

3. On earth as it is in heaven.
  • God's will is that earth reflects heaven. 
Prayer tip: Pray earth reflects heaven.

One day the earth will become that kingdom. 
Revelation 11:15 (NKJV) Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"
  • Until that day we are preparing for that day.

Praying The Kingdom
1. Permission
  • We not only have full access to approach God we have delegated authority to distribute it.
  • "God is in charge of the product, we are in charge of the distribution."
Matthew 16:19 (NKJV) I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

Prayer tip: Pray like you're a partner

2. Power
We have authority over 
anything contrary to what He rules over.
1 Corinthians 4:20 (NKJV) For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.

Prayer Tip: Pray with Authority.

3. Praise
Psalm 24:7 (NKJV) Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
Praise is an invasion invitation!

Prayer tip: Celebrate his greatness.

4. Proclamation
Prayer tip: Declare “Kingdom Come. Will of God be done!"

5. Participation 
Because we have permission, we must participate.

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