Summary: How to survive a Lion’s Den experience. Parts of outline from another source.
1. The Humility of Prayer
"It is better to be humble and stay poor than to be one of the
arrogant and get a share of their loot."
(Proverbs 16:19 GNT)
"Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor;
the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!"
(Matthew 5:3 GNT)
"God resists the proud, but shows favour to the humble." Humble yourselves, then, under Gods mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own good time."
(1 Peter 5:5-6 GNT)
"As Manasseh suffered, he begged the LORD his God for help and humbled himself before the God of his ancestors."
(2 Chronicles 33:12 NCV)
2. The Persistence of Prayer
"pray without ceasing"
(1 Thessalonians 5:17 NASB)
"When you pray, dont babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered only by repeating their words again and again."
(Matthew 6:6 NLT)
"And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that hes listening. And if were confident that hes listening, we know that what weve asked for is as good as ours."
(1 John 5:14-15 The Message)
3. The Thanksgiving of Prayer
"Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart."
(Colossians 4:1 NLT)
"Dont worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart."
(Philippians 4:6 GNT)
4. The Customary Nature of Prayer
"He paid attention to me,
so I will call to him for help as long as I live."
(Psalm 116:2 NCV)
"rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,"
(Romans 12:12 NASB)
"The family that prays together stays together!" This includes the church family! Amen?