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Pray: Move from the Practice of Prayer to Pleasure

Pray – Move from the practice of prayer to pleasure Messy Prayer: Pray your Feelings, Desires, Trust Power of praying together Anticipate the voice of God Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, we pray. – Max Lucado Ps. 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. When we…

Pray: Speak to Me

Pray – Speak to me Jesus enjoyed the presence of his Father and prayed heaven down to people Messy Prayer: Pray your feelings, desires, trust Power of praying together 1 Sam. 3:1-4 Now in those days messages from the Lord were very rare, and visions were quite uncommon. One night Eli, who was almost blind by now, had gone to bed. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God.…

Pray: Thankfulness

Thankfulness in Prayer – Thank you for my fullness When we come to God thankfulness is imminent. Thank you for my fullness in Christ. Holy, blameless and above reproach Col.1:22 Hidden with Christ in God. Col.3:3 Author and finisher of our faith. Heb.12:2 One who cares and carries our burdens. 1 Peter 5:7 Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. 2 Cor.5:21 Child of God John 1:11-13 Sufficient in Him. 2 Cor.3:5 Grace upon Grace John 1:16 From His fullness comes…

Pray: Together

Pray – Together Jesus enjoyed the presence of his Father and prayed heaven down to people Messy Prayer: Pray your feelings, desires, trust Heaven knows our lonely ways/ Heaven knows our sorrows/ And Heaven knows things that we don’t know/ And the joy of eternal tomorrows – Mark Heard Pastor Fernandes in Mumbai, India: “The greatest tragedy is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.” Pray God’s heart Romans 10:13 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. …

Pray: God’s Heart

Pray – God’s heart By praying we learn to pray – Richard Foster We learn to pray by praying – Philip Yancy How do we learn to pray? By praying – Mother Theresa Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. Jesus enjoyed the presence of his Father and prayed heaven down to people Messy Prayer: Pray your feelings, desires, trust When a doctoral student at Princeton asked, “What is there left in the world for original…

Pray: Messy Pray

Messy Pray What would have been like to be with Jesus? Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. Jesus enjoyed the presence of his Father and prayed heaven down to people Messy Prayer Matt. 26:36-39 Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. He told them, “My soul is…

Pray: In Relationship

Pray: In Relationship What would it have been like to hang out with Jesus? Luke 5:15-16 The report of Jesus power spread even faster, and vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. Luke 6:12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. Luke 9:18 One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone.…

Dark Before Dawn: Pilate

Dark before the Dawn: Pilate Doubt is not the end of faith  Sarah kept walking in the dark  John was reminded to remember the good  Seek God, he wants to be found  Certainty  Different kinds of certainty  Scientific Certainty  Historical Certainty  Relational Certainty  Almost nothing that makes any real difference can be proved. Fredrick Buechner  Where there is uncertainty there is faith Every person on this planet lives in uncertainty and faith God loves faith  Heb 11:6 Without faith it’s…

Dark Before Dawn: Thomas

Doubt before the Dawn Doubt is not the end of faith Sarah kept walking in the dark John was reminded to remember the good Doubting Thomas John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Thomas was a skeptic A skeptic is someone who says, “I’m going to suspend judgement. I’m not going to commit myself.” John 20:26-28 Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be…

Dark Before Dawn: Sarah

The Dark before the Dawn There must be a God Doubt is not the end of faith Sarah kept walking in the dark Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. We hold each other’s hands in the dark Jude 22 Be merciful to those who doubt John the Baptist Matt. 3:11-12 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more…