Lessons Jesus Teaches About Prayer

  • God wants us to ask Him for what we need.
  • Everyone who asks receives.
  • Remember you are coming to your father.

We Want To Hear From God This Year

Set aside a time for prayer and reflection

    • Ask the why question.
    • Set a goal.
    • Create the right environment.
    • Become accountable.

Make a prayer list

    • Personal
    • Family/Friends
    • Work/Financial
    • Missional

Pray persistently

Dwayne Terry

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Sunday January 15, 2016 at 10:30am
Speaker: Pastor Dwayne Terry
From the “Pray Without Ceasing” series. Sermon 1 of 4

Luke 11:1 ESVNow Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Lessons Jesus Teaches About Prayer

  • God wants us to ask Him for what we need.

Matthew 7:7-11 ESV“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

James 4:1-2 ESVWhat causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

  • Everyone who asks receives.

John 1:12 ESVBut to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

  • Remember you are coming to your father.

We Want To Hear From God This Year

Set aside a time for prayer and reflection

  1. Ask the why
  2. Set a goal.
  3. Create the right environment.
  4. Become accountable.

Make a prayer list

  1. Personal
  2. Family/Friends
  3. Work/Financial
  4. Missional

Pray persistently

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV pray without ceasing,