The Lord’s Prayer
As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household.
Our Father who art in heaven.
What does this mean?
With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 7:7-8
Please define these words and write a short prayer that relates to each word.
Why did Jesus heal the Leper in vs. 1-4?
In vs. 5-13 Jesus heals a Centurion’s servant. What complement did Jesus give to the Centurion?
Why is Faith necessary when we pray?
How does Jesus show compassion in vs. 14-17?
Who does Jesus show compassion to in 14-17?
List 10 things in this chapter that Jesus did for people.
Jesus answers prayer because we ask Him. Jesus gives us good gifts all the time, even when we do not ask. Why does He do that?
Who does St. Paul urge us to pray for?
What is God’s desire for all people?
What is a mediator?
Who is our mediator?
Who do you pray for?
Do you pray every day?
Why or why not?
What was Jesus doing when His Disciples asked Him to teach them?
What did the disciples what Jesus to teach them to do?
Explain what vs 9 and 10 mean.
9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
What is the command from God in these verses.
In vs 11-13 God’s Word tells us how God seeks to answer prayer.
If you ask your parents for a sack lunch for a school field trip will they give you rotten food?
If you ask your parents for help with your homework will they help you find the wrong answers?
When we pray to God our Father what can we expect from Him when He answers our prayers?
What is a hypocrite?
In vs 6 what instruction does Jesus give us about prayer?
Why is Jesus teaching us this?
In vs 7 are more instructions from Jesus on prayer? What does He tell us to do or not do when we pray?
Why does He tell us this?
Write a prayer for yourself.
Write a prayer for your family.
Questions from the Catechism.
LSC Q 232 Write out the verses from two places in the Bible that command us to pray.
LSC Q 231 What is prayer?
LSC Q 247 Who should we pray to?
Who should we not pray to?
LSC Q 244 How is it possible the we sinners can call God Father?
LSC Q 241 For what does Jesus teach us to pray in the seven petitions of the Lord’s Prayer?
LSC Q 238 When do the following verses tell us to pray?
LSC Q 236 Should we pray for dead people?
LSC Q 238 When should we pray.
LSC Q 240 Where are the two place in God’s Holy Word that we learn about the Lord’s Prayer