PART FIVE

PRAYER AND HOPE

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Q. What is prayer?

A. Prayer is when we talk to God. We thank Him for His goodness. We confess our sin*. We ask for things that please Him.
    Matthew 6:6; Philippians 4:6; 1 John 5:14

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Q. In whose name should we pray?

A. We should pray in the name of Jesus.
    John 14:13-14; John 16:23

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Q. When and where should we pray?

A. We can pray to God anywhere, anytime.
    Matthew 6:6; Ephesians 6:18; Acts 21:5; Colossians 4:2

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Q. What did Jesus give us in order to teach us to pray?

A. Jesus gave us the Lord’s* Prayer.
    Matthew 6:9-15; Luke 11:2-4

 

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Q. What is the Lord’s* Prayer?

A. Our Father in heaven*, May we give honour* to your name. May your Kingdom* come. May what you want to happen be done, On earth as it is in heaven*. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive* us our sins*, Just as we also have forgiven* Those who sin* against us. Help us not to sin* when we are tempted. Protect us from the evil* one.
    Matthew 6:9-13

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Q. How many requests are in the Lord’s* Prayer?

A. There are six requests.

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Q. What is the first request?

A. “May we give honour* to your name.”
    Matthew 6:9; Luke 11:2

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Q. What do we pray for in the first request?

A. We pray that all people will praise God’s name.
    Psalm 8:1-2; Psalm 72:18-19; Psalm 113:1-3

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Q. What is the second request?

A. May your Kingdom* come.
    Matthew 6:10; Luke 11:2

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Q. What do we pray for in the second request?

A. We pray that all people in the world will hear and believe the good news. We pray that they will obey Jesus as Lord*.
    John 17:20-21; Acts 8:12; Acts 28:30-31; Revelation 11:15

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Q. What is the third request?

A. “May what you want to happen be done
on earth as it is in heaven*.”
    Matthew 6:10

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Q. What do we pray for in the third request?

A. We pray that people on earth will do as God desires in every way, just like the angels* do in heaven*.
    Psalm 103:19-22; Psalm 143:10

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Q. What is the fourth request?

A. “Give us today our daily bread.”
    Matthew 6:11; Luke 11:3

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Q. What do we pray for in the fourth request?

A. We pray that God will give us all things that we need for our bodies.
    Psalm 145:15-16; Proverbs 30:8-9; Matthew 6:31-33

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Q. What is the fifth request?

A. “Forgive* us our sins*, just as we also have forgiven* those who sin* against us.”
    Matthew 6:12; Luke 11:4

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Q. What do we pray for in the fifth request?

A. We pray that God will forgive*our sins*. And we pray that God will help us to forgive* those who have hurt us.
    Psalm 51:2-3; Matthew 5:23-24; Ephesians 4:32

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Q. What is the sixth request?

A. Help us not to sin* when we are tempted. Protect
us from the evil* one.
    Matthew 6:13; Luke 11:4

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Q. What do we pray for in the sixth request?

A. We pray that God will keep us from sin*. And protect us from evil*.
    Psalm 119:11; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Timothy 4:18

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Q. What does prayer teach us?

A. Prayer teaches us that we must trust* God
completely for His help.
    Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6; Hebrews 4:16

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Q. Where is Christ now?

A. Christ is now in heaven*, at the right side
of God the Father.
    Mark 16:19; Acts 5:31; Romans 8:34

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Q. Will Christ come to this earth again?

A. Yes, He will come to be the judge of all the people in the world at the last day. And He will save those who are waiting for him.
    Matthew 25:31-32; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9;
    2 Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 9:28

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Q. What happens to the righteous* at death?

A. The bodies of the righteous* return to the dust. Their souls* go to be with the Lord*.
    Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 12:7; 2 Corinthians 5:8

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Q. What happens to wicked people at death?

A. The bodies of the wicked return to dust. Their souls* suffer punishment. God keeps them for the day He comes to judge.
    Luke 16:23-24; John 5:28-29; 2 Peter 2:9

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Q. Will the dead be raised to life again?

A. Yes, all the dead shall be raised when
Christ comes again.
    Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:14-15

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Q. What will happen to the wicked people in the day Christ comes to judge?

A. God will punish them in hell* with a destruction that never ends. They will be cast out from God’s presence for ever.
    Matthew 25:41,46; Mark 9:47,48; Luke 12:5;
    Luke 16:23-26; 2 Thessalonians 1:9;
    Revelation 20:12-15

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Q. What will happen to the righteous* people?

A. The righteous* people will live happily with God. They will live forever in a new heaven* and a new earth.
    Isaiah 66:22-23; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:2-4

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Q. What will the new heaven* and the new earth be like?

A. In the new heaven and the new earth we will be with God. We will never sin. We will never die. There will be no more curse. There will be no more sadness and no more pain. We will never be guilty, afraid or ashamed. We will know the joy that comes from God.
    Hebrews 12:22-23; Jude 24; Revelation 21:1-5;
    Revelation 22:1-4.

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