Summary: This message flows out of a personal desire to be more effective in prayer and a desire to help others along that journey as well. How do we move into greater spiritual authority so that our prayers get answered?
Summary: The Lords prayer is only a model of prayer, it is a guideline that we should use and modify, after all, we must communicate in the way that suits both ourselves and God. We need to speak to him in his language, using his logic.
Summary: Model Prayer teaches us to forgive others to get your forgiveness. The fervent prayers has answers. The best sayings on prayers Ask-Seek-Knock. God gives the best in your life. Pray until you get it.
Summary: "Lord, teach us to pray." In response, Jesus gives his disciples and us the model prayer, the "Our Father" or "Lord's Prayer." He continues with strong teaching to be persistent, knowing that God loves us more than we love our own children.
Summary: What does Jesus mean by ASK, SEEK, KNOCK?
1. ASK - Acknowledge our need and be ready to receive transformation
2. SEEK - Become an active partner with the LORD in your life
3. KNOCK - Be Ready to Welcome and Go through God's Open Doors
Summary: Pray shamelessly, pray persistently, pray expectantly (Outline taken from Sermon Central's David Taylor at: http://www.sermoncentral.com/print_friendly.asp?SermonID=183315; Last point adapted from Michael Mack from Small Group Vital Signs, pg. 142)
Summary: The bookstores are filled now with books written to help the common individual understand topics that can be complicated. In one of my recent visits to a local bookstore I noticed something I had not seen before.
Summary: If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” - Luke 11:13 Christianity was birthed in the Holy Spirit. Jesus our Lord taught it .
Summary: To show that only GOD is good in giving the HOLY SPIRIT to us as a gift.
Acts 1:8 (Amplified Bible)
But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all J
Summary: We need to approach prayer with a sense of bold, unhesitating urgency--with chutzpah. We have no worries--unlike the grumpy, groggy neighbor, God never slumbers and is always happy to hear from us.
Summary: Do you sit with Thomas, as one seeking? Do you sit with the others, still excited from the week before? Perhaps you sit on your own, neither excited nor doubting. May you proclaim as Thomas did "My Lord and My God".
Summary: Prayer is the most powerful weapon for combat against our corrupt, secular world. We can't survive without prayer. The best way to honour God is to pay attention and be careful how we live our lives.
Summary: This is the passage where one of Jesus' disciples, after watching Jesus pray, comes up to him and asks Jesus to teach him and the other disciples 'How to pray.' This is one of the two places in scripture that Jesus gives us all an example , or model, how we should pray.