May 23, 2021 |Talking With God

Just The Two Of Us

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05.23.21 | Talking With God

Just The Two Of Us

Tony Pyle

Matthew 6:5-8

Pastor Tony Pyle walks us through Matthew 6 as we go through our Talking With God Series.

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Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward. But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. When you pray, don’t babble like the Gentiles, since they imagine they’ll be heard for their many words. Don’t be like them, because your Father knows the things you need before you ask him.

Matthew 6:5-8
Therefore, you should pray like this:

Our Father in heaven,
your name be honored as holy.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
For yours is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever, Amen.

Matthew 6:9-14, CSB + NKJV
I will praise the Lord with all my heart
in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.
The Lord’s works are great,
studied by all who delight in them.
All that he does is splendid and majestic;
his righteousness endures forever.
He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate.

Psalm 111:1-4
Listen, Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
Protect my life, for I am faithful.
You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.
Be gracious to me, Lord,
for I call to you all day long.
Bring joy to your servant’s life,
because I appeal to you, Lord.
For you, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive,
abounding in faithful love to all who call on you.
Lord, hear my prayer;
listen to my cries for mercy.
I call on you in the day of my distress,
for you will answer me.

Psalm 86:1-7
Be gracious to me, God,
according to your faithful love;
according to your abundant compassion,
blot out my rebellion.
Completely wash away my guilt
and cleanse me from my sin.
For I am conscious of my rebellion,
and my sin is always before me.
Against you—you alone—I have sinned
and done this evil in your sight.
So you are right when you pass sentence;
you are blameless when you judge.
Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;
I was sinful when my mother conceived me.

God, create a clean heart for me
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not banish me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore the joy of your salvation to me,
and sustain me by giving me a willing spirit.
Then I will teach the rebellious your ways,
and sinners will return to you.

Psalm 51:1-5, 10-13
Sing praise to God, sing praise;
sing praise to our King, sing praise!
Sing a song of wisdom,
for God is King of the whole earth.
God reigns over the nations;
God is seated on his holy throne.
The nobles of the peoples have assembled
with the people of the God of Abraham.
For the leaders of the earth belong to God;
he is greatly exalted.

Psalm 47:6-9
The Four “R’s” Of Prayer

  • Request
  • Remember
  • Repent
  • Revere

Think back to a personal conversation that was very impactful for you. Why is it memorable or significant for you?

Read Matthew 6:8. How should this verse impact our personal prayer life? Why should we pray if God “knows the things you need before you ask him?”

Describe your personal prayer life. Which type of prayer (Reverence, Request, Repentance, Remembrance) tends to make up your prayer life the most? The least? What is a step you can take toward having a more balanced prayer life?

Take time to pray together as a life group. As you do, make every effort to revere God, make requests, repent of sin, and remember his glory as you pray together.