Category Archives: The Model Prayer Series

Using The Model Prayer For A Specific Prayer Request  (Matt. 6:9-13 Sermon)

(Preaached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Wed. p.m.  6-03-15) If you have ever prayed very long (months or years) for a special prayer request, you know that it can be easy to fall into a “rut” in the way that … Continue reading

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The Model Prayer: Spiritual Protection (Matthew 6:13 sermon)

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, May 27, 2015) Much of America cheered some months ago when a Texas mother fought off three masked home invaders who came into the house where she and her little son were. With a … Continue reading

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The Model Prayer: Forgiveness (Matthew 6:12 sermon)

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist, 5-20-15) I know that many of you, like me, grew up hearing soloists and others sing what became the “traditional” version of “The Lord’s Prayer.”  There is one part of the song that seems almost … Continue reading

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“The Model Prayer: Requests” (Matthew 6:11 sermon) 

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist, Morganton, NC   5-13-15) Tim Keller is pastor of a church that is flourishing in a very difficult ministry field: the heart of New York City. He recently published a book on prayer, and in … Continue reading

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The Model Prayer: Praying For God’s Will (Matt. 6:10 Sermon) 

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Wed. p.m., 5-06-15) A few years back I read the testimony of a pastor who lived well over a hundred years ago, and who was praying for a friend of his who was very … Continue reading

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The Model Prayer: Kingdom Praying (Matthew 6:10 message)

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Wed. 4-29-15) Yesterday, a well-known pastor wrote on his Twitter account something about all of the troubles our world is facing right now: the killings by ISIS, the earthquake in Nepal, the riots in … Continue reading

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The Model Prayer (Part 1) “Begin With Praise”

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Morganton, NC, Wed. p.m., 4-22-15) I don’t know if you’ve seen any of “A.D” The Series on Sunday nights, but like most shows, it has its better moments as well as its weaknesses. One … Continue reading

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