“Teach us to Pray” Pt 4
PRAYER IS A LEARNED SKILL… FUNDAMENTALS ARE REQUIRED…
NAS Luke 11:1 It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”
WITHOUT A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD YOU WILL LIVE WAY BELOW WHAT HE HAS CHOSEN FOR YOU.
IN PRAYER NEEDS ARE EXPRESSED, GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION ARE GIVEN, LOVE IS EXCHANGED, AND MIRACLES ARE RECEIVED.
PRAYER IS AN EARTHLY LICENSE FOR HEAVENLY INTERFERENCE.
PRAYER IS EXERCISING DOMINION ON EARTH BY GIVING GOD THE FREEDOM TO INTERVENE IN EARTH’S AFFAIRS.
NAS John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
THE WORD IS TRUTH… John 17:17
PRAYER CHANGES YOU… (2 BIG RESULTS)
1. AN EXCHANGE IS MADE
Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. 29 He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power. 30 Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, 31Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
YOU EXCHANGE YOUR –
WEAKNESS FOR HIS STRENGTH…
INSECURITIES FOR HIS BOLDNESS…
INABILITIES FOR HIS ABILITY…
ANXIETIES FOR HIS PEACE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING…
YOU ARE EDIFIED… ESPECIALLY PRAYING IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.
1 Cor 14:4 One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself;
Jude 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
EXCHANGE AND EDIFICATION