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. Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!”

1 Sam. 3:10 And the Lord came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel replied, “Speak, your servant is listening.”

God speaks

Hebrews 10:12 But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand.

1 Corinthians 1:30 God has united you with Christ Jesus… Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.

John 10:3-4 He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.

Nehemiah 7:5 So my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles.

How to hear God?

Anticipate him


Speak Lord, your servant is listening

Where do we hear him?

Most often through the Bible

Psalm 119:18 Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.

Where do we hear him?

Through his people

In listening prayer

What might he say?


Matt. 3:17 This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.


Acts 10:15 “Do not call something unclean if God has made it clean.”


Acts 8:29 The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage.

When in prayer Anticipate (Love, Repentance, Service)

When in prayer Anticipate (Love, Repentance, Service)

Col. 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving

When in prayer Anticipate (Love, Repentance, Service)