Mat 6:9  Pray then like this:

Imperative: Mat 6:9  Pray then like this:
(There are imperatives in the prayer that we speak to God.)

Context

Mat 6:9  Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Mat 6:10  Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.

Mat 6:11  Give us this day our daily bread;

Mat 6:12  And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors;

Mat 6:13  And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.

Mat 6:14  For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you;

Mat 6:15  but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

GREEK VERBS: 
V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
   3779 [e]
9   houtōs
9   οὕτως
9   Thus
9   Adv
3767 [e]
oun
οὖν
therefore
Conj
4336 [e]
proseuchesthe
προσεύχεσθε
pray
V-PMM/P-2P
4771 [e]
hymeis
ὑμεῖς  :
you
PPro-N2P
3962 [e]
Pater
Πάτερ
Father
N-VMS
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
9
37 [e]
Hagiasthētō
Ἁγιασθήτω
hallowed be
V-AMP-3S
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-NNS
3686 [e]
onoma
ὄνομά
name
N-NNS
4771 [e]
sou
σου  .
of you
PPro-G2S
v 10/
10   2064 [e]
10   elthetō
10   ἐλθέτω*
10   let come
10   V-AMA-3S
3588 [e]


the
Art-NFS
932 [e]
basileia
βασιλεία
kingdom
N-NFS
4771 [e]
sou
σου  ;
of you
PPro-G2S
1096 [e]
genēthētō
γενηθήτω
let be done
V-AMP-3S
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-NNS
2307 [e]
thelēma
θέλημά
will
N-NNS
4771 [e]
sou
σου  ,
of you
PPro-G2S

 

 
11
1325 [e]
dos
δὸς
give
V-AMA-2S
1473 [e]
hēmin
ἡμῖν
us
PPro-D1P
4594 [e]
sēmeron
σήμερον  ;
today
Adv
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12
863 [e]
aphes
ἄφες
forgive
V-AMA-2S
1473 [e]
hēmin
ἡμῖν
us
PPro-D1P
3588 [e]
ta
τὰ
the
Art-ANP
3783 [e]
opheilēmata
ὀφειλήματα
debts
N-ANP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
4506 [e]
rhysai
ῥῦσαι
deliver
V-AMM-2S
1473 [e]
hēmas
ἡμᾶς
us
PPro-A1P
575 [e]
apo
ἀπὸ
from
Prep
3588 [e]
tou
τοῦ
 – 
Art-GNS
4190 [e]
ponērou
πονηροῦ  .
evil
Adj-GNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S.O.W. QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
*
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
*
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
*
———-
DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
*
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?
———-
CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS 
What does this say to my context as a …
…. person?
… follower of Jesus? 
… to a church? 
… to a community – my neighbors?
———-

 

RESOURCES

What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?

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All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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