Sermon Illustrations

"In the epistles, prayer requests are most often linked to the rapid spread of the gospel and the advance of Christ’s Kingdom. Christians are encouraged to seek God’s wisdom and revelation, perseverance, and power…petition comes across as a dynamic agent of change, something that seizes the initiative and seeks to accomplish a specific good. It goes on the offensive; it outmaneuvers the forces of evil; it doesn’t just react to disaster."

(from If Only God Would Answer by Steven Mosley, p. 40)