Catechism for Boys and Girls, Part Four: Prayer

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Q.107: What is prayer?

A. Prayer is talking with God.

( Genesis 17:22; 18:33; Nehemiah 1:4-11; 2:4; Matthew 6:6; Romans 8:26, 27 )

 

Q.108: In whose name should we pray?

A. We should pray in the name of the Lord Jesus.

( John 14:13-14; 16:23-24; Hebrews 4:14-16 )

 

Q.109: What has Christ given to teach us how to pray?

A. The Lord’s Prayer.

( Matthew 6:5-15; Luke 11:1-13 )

 

Q.110: Can you repeat the Lord’s Prayer?

A. Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:  For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

Q.111: How many petitions are there in the Lord’s Prayer?

A. Six.

 

Q.112: What is the first petition?

A. ‘Hallowed be thy name.’

( Matthew 6:9; Luke 11:2 )

 

Q.113: What do we pray for in the first petition?

A. That God’s name may be honored by us and all men.

( Psalm 8:1; 72:17-19; 113:1-3; 145:21; Isaiah 8:13 )

 

Q.114: What is the second petition?

A. ‘Thy kingdom come.’

( Matthew 6:10; Luke 11:2 )

 

Q.115: What do we pray for in the second petition?

A. That the gospel may be preached in all the world, and believed and obeyed by us and all men.

( Matthew 28:19-20; John 17:20-21; Acts 8:12; 28:30-31; 2Thessalonians 3:1 )

 

Q.116: What is the third petition?

A. ‘Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven’

( Matthew 6:20; Luke 11:2 )

 

Q.117: What do we pray for in the third petition?

A. That men on earth may serve God as the angels do in Heaven.

( Psalm 67; 103:19-22; John 9:31; Revelation 4:11 )

 

Q.118: What is the fourth petition?

A. ‘Give us this day our daily bread.’

( Matthew 6:11; Luke 11:3 )

 

Q.119: What do we pray for in the fourth petition?

A. That God will give us all things needful for our bodies.

( Psalm 145:15-16; Proverbs 30:8-9; 1Timothy 4:4-5 )

 

Q.120: What is the fifth petition?

A. ‘And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us.’

( Matthew 6:12; Luke 11:4 )

 

Q.121: What do we pray for in the fifth petition?

A. That God will pardon our sins, and help us to forgive those who have sinned against us.

( Psalm 51: Matthew 5:23-24; 18:21-35; 1John 4:20, 21 )

 

Q.122: What is the sixth petition?

A. ‘And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’

( Matthew 6:13; Luke 11:4 )

 

Q.123: What do we pray for in the sixth petition?

A. That God will keep us from sin.

( 1Chronicles 4:10; Psalm 119:11; Matthew 26:41 )

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