Text: Matthew 6:5–8

Preacher: Raif Turner

Date: August 11, 2019

LakeRidge Baptist Church

The Bible is unequivocal about God’s absolute sovereignty. But it is equally unequivocal in declaring that within His sovereignty God calls on His people to beseech Him in prayer. In prayer, we implore His help in guidance, provision, protection, mercy, forgiveness, and countless other needs. It is neither required nor possible to fathom the divine working that makes prayer effective. God simply commands us to obey the principles of prayer that His Word gives.

Outline
Praying Without Hypocrisy (Matthew 6:5–8)
I. The Audience of Prayer
A. The False Audience: Other Men (6:5)
B. The True Audience: God (6:6)
II. The Content of Prayer
A. False Content: Meaningless Repetition (6:7)
B. True Content: Sincere Requests (6:8)
Conclusion

Bible Text
Matthew 6:5–8
“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.

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Praying Without Hypocrisy

The Bible is unequivocal about God’s absolute sovereignty. But it is equally unequivocal in declaring that within His sovereignty God calls on His people to beseech Him in prayer. In prayer, we implore His help in guidance, provision, protection, mercy, forgiveness, and countless other needs. It is neither required nor possible to fathom the divine working that makes prayer effective. God simply commands us to obey the principles of prayer that His Word gives.

Text: Matthew 6:5–8

Date: August 11, 2019

Preacher: Raif Turner

LakeRidge Baptist Church

Outline
Praying Without Hypocrisy (Matthew 6:5–8)
I. The Audience of Prayer
A. The False Audience: Other Men (6:5)
B. The True Audience: God (6:6)
II. The Content of Prayer
A. False Content: Meaningless Repetition (6:7)
B. True Content: Sincere Requests (6:8)
Conclusion

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