Sermons on Prayer

21 Days of Prayer (Wk 3): “A New Season announcement’ & ‘Four Types of Fasts’

1 Timothy 2:1–2 (ESV) 1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,  2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. Isaiah 58:6 (ESV) 6 “Is not this the fast that…

21 Days Wk 1: Not My Will

Romans 12:11–12 (ESV) 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.  12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:11–12 (The Message) 11 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master,  12 cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all…

Dangerous Prayers (Wk 3) : “Send Me”

Not safe, predict, harmless prayers. Dangerous: Search, Break. Based on prayer requests—Most prayers are for us or those we love! Get into school. Heal my grandma. Help me get a job. Help marriage. Should pray those prayers—but don’t limit yourself. —————————————————————————————— . Prayer of availability: Today will be ANCHOR Calling. Diff job. Diff city. Stay.…

Dangerous Prayers (Wk 2): “Break Me”

DANGEROUS PRAYERS—2 BREAK ME Dangerous Prayers—Anchor message: Search—Send. Warn you. Some won’t like message. Disagree. Not popular—Doesn’t feel good Not consistent: God-will-always-make-your-life-better version of Xianity. —————————————————————————————— Challenge you to pray one of most dangerous prayers. Change your life forever: Break Me. ??Grandma’s vase! Broke nose! Broke window!?? —————————————————————————————— First experience with this: Gary—God will break…

Dangerous Prayers (Wk 1): “Search Me”

DANGEROUS PRAYERS—1 SEARCH ME Early in year—Help empower you with 3 prayers Not Safe, Easy, Benign, or Expected prayers Dangerous—Good way So much of what we pray: Generic, Predictable, Safe. Be with me—Safe. Protect us—Safe. Bless me—Safe. —————————————————————————————— Search me—Break me—Send me. Challenging to pray—Potential to redirect your life —————————————————————————————— David facing persecution by enemies…