Part Five

Prayer and Hope

118

QUESTION

What is prayer?

ANSWER

Prayer is when we talk to God. We thank Him for His goodness. We confess our sin*. We ask for things that please Him.

SCRIPTURE

 Matthew 6:6; Philippians 4:6; 1 John 5:14
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QUESTION

In whose name should we pray?

ANSWER

We should pray in the name of Jesus.

SCRIPTURE

John 14:13-14; John 16:23
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120

QUESTION

When and where should we pray?

ANSWER

We can pray to God anywhere, anytime.

SCRIPTURE

  Matthew 6:6; Ephesians 6:18; Acts 21:5; Colossians 4:2
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121

QUESTION

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

ANSWER

Jesus gave us the Lord’s* Prayer.

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 6:9-15; Luke 11:2-4
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QUESTION

What is the Lord’s* Prayer?

ANSWER

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.

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 6:9-13
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123

QUESTION

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

ANSWER

There are six requests.

SCRIPTURE

 
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124

QUESTION

What is the first request?

ANSWER

“May we give honour* to your name.”

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 6:9; Luke 11:2
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125

QUESTION

What do we pray for in the first request?

ANSWER

We pray that all people will praise God’s name.

SCRIPTURE

Psalm 8:1-2; Psalm 72:18-19; Psalm 113:1-3
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QUESTION

What is the second request?

ANSWER

May your Kingdom* come.

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 6:10; Luke 11:2

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127

QUESTION

What do we pray for in the second request?

ANSWER

We pray that all people in the world will hear and believe the good news. We pray that they will obey Jesus as Lord*.

SCRIPTURE

John 17:20-21; Acts 8:12; Acts 28:30-31; Revelation 11:15

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QUESTION

What is the third request?

ANSWER

“May what you want to happen be done on earth as it is in heaven*.”

SCRIPTURE
Matthew 6:10
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129

QUESTION

What do we pray for in the third request?

ANSWER

We pray that people on earth will do as God desires in every way, just like the angels* do in heaven*.

SCRIPTURE

Psalm 103:19-22; Psalm 143:10
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130

QUESTION

What is the fourth request?

ANSWER

“Give us today our daily bread.”

SCRIPTURE

 Matthew 6:11; Luke 11:3

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131

QUESTION

What do we pray for in the fourth request?

ANSWER

We pray that God will give us all things that we need for our bodies.

SCRIPTURE

Psalm 145:15-16; Proverbs 30:8-9; Matthew 6:31-33

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132

QUESTION

What is the fifth request?

ANSWER

“Forgive* us our sins*, just as we also have forgiven* those who sin* against us.”

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 6:12; Luke 11:4

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QUESTION

What do we pray for in the fifth request?

ANSWER

We pray that God will forgive*our sins*. And we pray that God will help us to forgive* those who have hurt us.

SCRIPTURE

Psalm 51:2-3; Matthew 5:23-24; Ephesians 4:32

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134

QUESTION

What is the sixth request?

ANSWER

Help us not to sin* when we are tempted. Protect us from the evil* one.

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 6:13; Luke 11:4
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135

QUESTION

What do we pray for in the sixth request?

ANSWER

We pray that God will keep us from sin*. And protect us from evil*.

SCRIPTURE

 Psalm 119:11; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Timothy 4:18
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136

QUESTION

What does prayer teach us?

ANSWER

Prayer teaches us that we must trust* God completely for His help.

SCRIPTURE

 Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6; Hebrews 4:16
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137

QUESTION

Where is Christ now?

ANSWER

Christ is now in heaven*, at the right side of God the Father.

SCRIPTURE

Mark 16:19; Acts 5:31; Romans 8:34
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138

QUESTION

Will Christ come to this earth again?

ANSWER

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.

SCRIPTURE

Matthew 25:31-32; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; 2 Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 9:28

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QUESTION

What happens to the righteous* at death?

ANSWER

The bodies of the righteous* return to the dust. Their souls* go to be with the Lord*.

SCRIPTURE

Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 12:7; 2 Corinthians 5:8
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QUESTION

What happens to wicked people at death?

ANSWER

The bodies of the wicked return to dust. Their souls* suffer punishment. God keeps them for the day He comes to judge.

SCRIPTURE

 Luke 16:23-24; John 5:28-29; 2 Peter 2:9
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141

QUESTION

Will the dead be raised to life again?

ANSWER

Yes, all the dead shall be raised when Christ comes again.

SCRIPTURE

Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:14-15

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QUESTION

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

ANSWER

God will punish them in hell* with a destruction that never ends. They will be cast out from God’s presence for ever.

SCRIPTURE

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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QUESTION

What will happen to the righteous* people?

ANSWER

The righteous* people will live happily with God. They will live forever in a new heaven* and a new earth.

SCRIPTURE

Isaiah 66:22-23; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:2-4

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QUESTION

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

ANSWER

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.

SCRIPTURE

Hebrews 12:22-23; Jude 24; Revelation 21:1-5;
Revelation 22:1-4.

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