Jesus Teached Us How To Pray (Luke 11:1-13)

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Luke 11:1-13 (key verse: 11:2)

“He said to them, ‘When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.’”

  1. What request did one disciple make of Jesus? (1) Why were they suddenly interested in prayer? What did Jesus teach about the contents of prayer? (2-4)
  2. Read verse 2. How did Jesus teach them to address God? In what respect was this revolutionary? (Ro 8:15; Jn 20:17) Why did Jesus give “hallowed be your name” as the first prayer topic? How do people dishonor God’s name? (Ro 2:24)
  3.  What prayer topics does Jesus give regarding practical needs? (3-4) Why pray for “daily” bread? (Pr 30:7-9; Ex 16:14-21) What is the significance of being forgiven and forgiving others? Why do we need to pray about temptation? (1Pe 5:8)
  4.  Read verses 5-8. What is the main point of this parable? How did Jesus reinforce this teaching? (9-10) What should we learn from this practically?
  5.  In what respect are all fathers alike? (11-13) How much more is our loving heavenly Father likely to give us the t gifts? What is the