Summary: There are five areas that we must examine to see if our attitude is affecting the powrer of our prayers.
Faith in Prayer is a Heart Thing
John 1:13-14 Monte T. Brown
August 17, 2008 Sunday Morning
Heart O’ the Hills
The son of God, Jesus Christ came to this earth so that we might fully understand God almighty.
He walked on this earth in a fleshly body, giving us an example to live by.
He gave us the greatest gift of all, to become children of God.
He showed us how we might imitate him.
Christ-like in our daily living
If we have been given the privilege of being called the children of God, then shouldn’t we act like it?
As children of God we have something that those outside the family of God do not have.
We can live a victorious life.
We can overcome adversities.
We can tread on serpents.
As children of God we have the Power of Prayer.
However the Power of Prayer is an attitude thing.
There are five areas that we must examine to see if our attitude is affecting the power of our prayers.
13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:13-14 (NKJV)
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
We must humble ourselves.
Repent of our wicked ways
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
Our drive to seek him must be right.
Our desire to know God must be right.
Are attitude about prayer must be right.
Faith filled Heart
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. Mark 11:24
We must believe before we ask.
We must believe when we ask.
Our attitude affects our altitude.
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16
When we pray, we must have our heart in the right place.
There is no power in prayer when we hold a grudge against someone.
There is no power in prayer when don’t want to pray for certain people.
There is no power in prayer if we fail to pour our hearts into it.
And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 1 John 3:22
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14
Our love for God puts the power in prayer.
Our faith in God puts the power in prayer.
Our obedience to God puts the power in prayer.
Have you humble yourself and sought God in your life?
Have sought God with the right heart?
Do desire to know God with the right heart?
Do you pray with the right heart?
Faith filled Heart
How’s your prayer life?
Do you ask believing and is your attitude right?
Have you sought righteousness in your daily walk?
Is righteousness your daily pursuit?
How’s your obedience to God?
Today won’t you change that Contrite Heart and with Whole-Heartedness have Faith fill your Heart so that you might have a Righteousness Heart and an Obedience Heart.