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Week 5 – The Lord's Prayer

Petitions 1-4


The Third Chief Part of the Small Catechism is the Lord’s Prayer.  During the next two weeks, we will explore some of the things that Jesus taught about prayer, as well as the specific prayer He taught usdisciples (and us).


Although the Lord’s Prayer is short, it covers a variety of topics in great depth, as we will find when we explore Luther’s explanations in more detail.


October 9th, 2017 – Read Matthew 6:5-8 – Jesus’ Teachings on Prayer

  •       How does Jesus instruct the disciples to pray (or not to pray)?  Why do you think Jesus tells them these things?
  •       In what setting or environment do you most commonly find yourself praying?  Why?



October 10th, 2017 – Read Matthew 6:9-15 – Jesus Teaches the Disciples to Pray

  •       Do you have the Lord’s Prayer memorized already?  If so, when and how did you memorize it?
  •       The Lord’s Prayer covers a lot of different topics.  Do you think it is important to only pray the Lord’s Prayer, or to pray other prayers as well?  Explain.



October 11th, 2017 – Introduction to the Lord’s Prayer and Explanation (p10)

  •       How do you picture the God that you pray to? 
  •       Does what you think of God make a difference in how you pray?


October 12th, 2017 – The First Petition of the Lord’s Prayer and Explanation (p10)

  •       What are some ways that you have seen or heard people disrespect God’s name in a literal sense?
  •       According to Luther, what are some other ways that we profane God’s name?


October 13th, 2017 – The Second Petition of the Lord’s Prayer and Explanation (p11)

  •       According to Luther, what does God’s kingdom on earth look like? Does this surprise you, and if so, why?


October 14th, 2017 – The Third Petition of the Lord’s Prayer and Explanation (p11)

  •       What would the world look like if everyone followed God’s Word and obeyed his commands perfectly


October 15th, 2017 – The Fourth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer and Explanation (p12)

  •       If God provides daily bread to everyone without our prayers, why do you think Jesus included this petition in the Lord’s Prayer?
  •       What are some parts of ‘daily bread’ that you might take for granted?