Sermons on Prayer
Strength – Always starts in prayer– Quantity specified– Spiritual insights beyond facts– Practical out-workings– Ambition– Product and process– Growth– Might Colossians 1:9-11 9 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the [a]knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, [b]to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and [c]increasing in the [d]knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with…
•It is crucial to put things in place to make sure your prayer-life does what it is supposed to do—To Failsafe it! • •A daily job. •Distractions abound. •Daily routines change. •People and Things come and go. •The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Colossians 4:3 (NASB) 3 praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;
•This is not a case of automatically going into a spiritual “Limp Mode.” •This is stacking the odds against failure. •Fool proofing your prayer life •Going on in spite of failure and accident Matthew 6:6 (NASB) 6 But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Our ‘Prayer Closet’ is our Spiritual Oasis •In it is where we find fellowship alone with the Lord •There our thirst for God is satisfied—We find the strength to walk the street’s in this world—in the Light! •The spiritual wasteland still surrounds us Matthew 6:6 (NASB) 6 But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Prayer is best talked about in prayer Matthew 7:11 (NASB) 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
Q—What kind of communication process does God want? • A—It is conversation between the mortal and the Divine. Matthew 6:9 9 “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven,Hallowed be Your name.10 ‘Your kingdom come.Your will be done,On earth as it is in heaven.11 ‘Give us this day [e]our daily bread.12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from [f]evil. [g][For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.…