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The Prayer That Changes Me: God’s Pathway to Always Pleasing God with My Life

1. FOCUS Me: on Who You are as God: v.9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

• God wants me to constantly remind myself of just Who it is I am talking to.
• John 1:1-3 (Creator),
• John 5:28 (Judge);
• Col. 1:15-16 (Sustainer);
• Hebrews 1:3 (Exact Representation of God), who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
• Hebrews 11:3 (Framed the Universe with a word!).
• This One holds in His Hand my life’s breath (Daniel 5:23).
• He has told me that life eternal is when I KNOW Him (John 17:3).

2. CONTROL Me: because You have the Plan for my life. v. 10a Your kingdom come.

• God wants to rule over every dimension of my life; and for me to surrender to that rule.
• I am to seek out His rule each day, FIRST of all (Matthew 6:33).
• Matthew 7:21-27 the saved are those who are not just saying they want God’s control, but are submitting to it.

3. LEAD Me: so I Do Your Will with my life. v. 10b Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.

• God wants me to be like Christ.
• We are most Christ-like when we have the same attitude Jesus had while on Earth.
• Jesus is seen over and over again declaring that He wanted to follow God’s will (John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38-40; 7:17; 9:31; Hebrews 10:5-7).
• Christ bought me I Corinthians 6:19-20
• We are to present our bodies back to Him Romans 12:1-2

4. SUPPLY Me: so I can see Your Hand in my life. v. 11 Give us this day our daily bread.

• God wants me to need Him on a daily and soon moment-by-moment basis.
• He wants me to ask for what I need for today.
• One of the great curses on the church is the false teaching that God wants us to be healthy, wealthy, and prosperous. The Bible actually says God wants us weak so He can be strong; poor so His riches are needed; and dependent so He can meet our needs constantly.
• Philippians 4 talks about the struggle each day really is to be. Life is hard, we must learn to seek Christ as our daily bread.

5. CLEANSE Me: so I keep Your Blessing on my life. v. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.

• God wants me to never forget how many of my sins He has forgiven; and how impossible my debt to Him really was; so that I am never hard-hearted to others, and lose His blessings.
• I am to be confessing as I John 1:9 says (present active indicative), and remembering that He has already once and for all forgiven me.
• Mark 3:28 all sins are forgivable.

6. PROTECT Me: so I don’t lose Your Power in my life. v. 13a And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.

• God wants you to seek and find His constant protection from all your spiritual enemies.
• The devil prowls like a dangerous predator I Peter 5:8-9, by humility we vigilantly resist him.
• I can only resist the devil by submission to God as James 4:7-10 teaches.
• I must learn to close the door to the devil as Ephesians 4:25-32 teaches.
• The summary of Revelation 12:9-11 explains that we can overcome through Christ.

7. EMPTY Me: so You get all the credit for my life. v. 13b For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen

• God wants me to keep the spotlight of my life upon Him. Life is not about me but Him.
• Look at the words again. We could distill down the whole prayer to: Our Father, Thy Name, Thy Kingdom, Thy Will: so give us, forgive us, lead us, deliver us; For Thine is EVERYTHING!
• Remember what is going on right now at the center of the Universe, God’s Throne.
• Daniel 7:9-10 talks about that river of fire.
• Paul says we must present our accounting to Him in Romans 14:7-12. That is empty our shopping cart and let it go through the fire of that river before His Throne and see what made it to Heaven as a gift for Him who loved us and gave Himself for us!
• Romans 12:1-2 says that living sacrifices are those who only live for what God wants offered to Him; they only put in the cart what please Him!


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