Anchor Passage: Matthew 6:5-15
Prayer is a communication between man and God; it is a dialog and not a monolog; you speak to God, and He speaks back to you. Many people when they are done praying, they don’t take time to wait on God to hear what He has to say in responds; by so doing they just make it a monologue.
1. TO TALK TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER
One of the most important things to realize when your prayer is to know that you are praying to your Heavenly Father. He is a father that can hear us and that knows us more than we know our self and wants to do more for us more than our earthly father. Matthew 7:9-12
2. TO GLORIFYING GOD
Prayer time should not just be a time to ask and ask; a larger amount of the time should also be devoted to thanking our Heavenly Father for:
1. What He has done
2. What He is doing
3. What He will do
Note: Every father like a son that has the heart of gratitude. Psalms 100:4-5
3. TO BRING HIS WILL HERE ON EARTH
God cannot move here on earth if there is no man to pray, in the scriptures, whenever God wants to do something new or to bring His kingdom down, He looks for a man who is willing to pray and be used by Him. Ezekiel 22:30
4. FOR DAILY BREAD
Daily bread is not just physical; it is very much spiritual. God does not just want us to ask for what we will eat physically, but He wants us to also seek the food of the Spirit which will strengthen your life. Proverbs 30:8
5. TO AVOID TEMPTATIONS
Prayer helps us to avoid temptation. Jesus was speaking to His disciples, and He said pray that you will not fall into temptation. Matthew 26:41.
Jesus said further that the spirit is willing, but the flesh is very weak, so to override the weakness of the flesh, Jesus is telling us to pray, and pray in the spirit.