Pastor Abe Park of Newsong Church
Matthew 6, The Lord’s Prayer
Prayer comes from a desperate place. Ex: “God if you don’t come through I’m screwed”
Have you ever said a prideful prayer? Ex: “What great things can you do through me at UCI?” vs “What great things are you already doing at UCI that I can be a part of?”
How can we be a part of what God is already doing?
What do we pray for when we pray to God? Is it different from what other religions pray for?
Abba = Father = We can have communion with a Triune God
Daily bread = daily needs
Forgiveness = reconciliation
Sin = sin
Theres an issue when your 4,5,6 are your 1,2,3. Seek first 1,2,3: The kingdom of God and His righteousness. Seek later 4,5,6. Half your prayer should be for His greatness. The other half is your stuff
What does it mean for God’s kingdom to come and for His will to be done? We petition for God’s will to be done. We cry out, we ask, God’s will be over our will.
Irvine: Idolizes comfort and affluence. Some churches have become a place of comfort and affluence! How can we push ourselves out of comfort
Verse 15 If you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. What have others done that we havent done to God?!?!