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FINDING GOD’S PHONE NUMBER

(Prayer•JER 33:3)

INTRODUCTION

A. A Preacher’s Prayer: “Lord, fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff, and nudge me when I’ve said enough.”

B. A little girl’s Prayer: The little girl was being punished by making her eat by herself in the corner of the room, the family paid no attention to her until they heard her pray: “I thank Thee, Lord, for preparing a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.”

C. A little boy’s Prayer: On a hot summer day they had guest for dinner, the mother asked her four year old son to say the prayer. “But, mom, I don’t know what to say,” he said. Just say to the Lord what you’ve heard me say,” she told him. The little boy bowed his little head and said, “oh, Lord, why did I invite those people here on a hot day like this?”

GOD’S PHONE NUMBER

JER-333

1. SEVEN PRAYERLESS DAYS MAKES ONE WEAK

A. One teenager view of prayer: “God answers prayer four ways: yes, no, wait awhile, or, you’ve got to be kidding!”

B. Proverbs 15:29, “The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.”

C. He who is a stranger to prayer is stranger to Power!

2. GOD HAS A ONE RATE PLAN

A. A Sunday school teacher asked her students, what is prayer? One student replied, “That is a message sent to God at night and on Sundays when the rates are lower.”

B. Matthew 7:7 & 8, “Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (8) For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks the door will be opened.”

C. God’s prayer line is a 24-hour toll free rate. You can ask, seek and knock at anytime.

D. Billy asked his mother: “What are prayers anyway?” The mothers replied, “They are messages sent to Heaven.” Billy added: “Well, do I pray at not because the rates are cheaper?”

3. GOD WILL ANSWER 24-HOURS A DAY

A. Isaiah 58:9, “Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: HERE I AM”

B. No answering machine, no busy signal, no phone interference and no call waiting.


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